A study found that this ‘feel good’ feeling can last up to 24 days after giving someone face to face help and this lasts even longer if you are aged 18-24, a total of 34 days. By helping others and feeling good about it will encourage you to carry on being kind. Donating money also makes us feel good and that high can last up to a week afterwards.
Kindness is also good for our health, it is good for our heart, makes us feel happier and can even slow down ageing (read more http://www.mind-bodywellness.co.uk/blog/category/kindness). Just being aware of others around us and reaching out, whether it’s saying hello to a stranger or smiling at someone, it doesn’t cost anything but the effects can last and keep that feel good feeling going for longer. Kindness helps us be more aware of others around us and their needs and gives us a sense of pride and a warm fuzzy feeling-can’t be bad!
Additionally Kindness is contagious. When we see other people being kind or receive an act of kindness it compels us to do something kind as well.
Challenge: - Let’s start the Kindness revolution by doing something unexpectedly kind and know we have started a ripple of kindness in the world around us, with others compelled to pay that kindness onwards. Enjoy!!