Kindness has a strange way of affecting everything that happens next. And it is not only the kindness of others—but ourselves also.
Kindness can very often be misunderstood for nicety, but it is not. To be kind is a powerful act—it is an act very inspiring and courageous.
You can’t buy kindness because every human has it as a natural quality—yet not all of us realize its potential. There are plenty of reasons why we need to get aware of this fact—it has great benefits for both our emotional and physical being.
Acts of kindness can have a great impact on our mental health. This act also releases dopamine, which is a hormone that is connected with positive emotions and can make you feel utterly well and happy.
A lot of studies have proven that kindness helps and prevents depression, anxiety, and stress. It can also ease the pain from any suffering. It can be very bonding and can contribute to strengthening the relationship with ourselves and with others.
Think about it and try the next time you get an opportunity. Just offer a kind gesture and a word to the person you care about and warm their hearts. Notice what happens when you are genuinely kind with someone without expecting anything in return.
Act kindly and start being mindfully aware. You have the freedom to make the choice of who you want to be in this world. Choose to be kind.
Train your mind every day to think more kindly and repeat things every day until it grows in you naturally. Everything can be learned with practice just as being angry. So, it is your choice what you will start practicing.
Here’s some advice on how to start practicing kindness:
1. Treat yourself as well as you treat other people around you every day.
2. Listen to yourself when you talk and notice it. This is the only way you can stop speaking negative things and think more positive.
3. Stop judging yourself on the past and the mistakes you made. We all make mistakes—get over it. Let go of the bad feelings and focus on the good.
4. Start taking more care about yourself and your overall health. Start working out and eating healthy. Be kind to yourself—you deserve it.
Focus your mind on kindly thinking. Reflect on how these acts of kindness would be to your great benefit. Meditate and think positive. Be loving and open your heart to feelings. Decide to bring kindness in your life and work on it. Never give up and with time you will experience the great benefits of kindness to you and to others. This is probably the best investment you can make for yourself.