The past year has brought all sorts of challenges. During times like these, it’s important to remind ourselves that spreading kindness not only has a positive effect on the recipient but on us as well. Kindness can help us to feel more thankful, less stressed and lead happier and healthier lives overall.
Leading with kindness and assuming the best intentions allows us to acknowledge our feelings as valid while also considering others’ points of view and asking for clarity when needed. This can prevent misunderstandings, contention and hurt feelings while also leading to fruitful discussions, growth and helping strengthen relationships.
Here are some simple ways to spread kindness while practicing physical distancing:
- Send a letter or a card to let someone know you are thinking about them.
- Thank someone for something they did or show your appreciation.
- Tell someone what they mean to you.
- Comment, share or like a post you read online.
- Text someone good morning or good night.
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. What other ideas to you have for spreading kindness? Send them to [email protected].
Looking for more ways to connect with others? Check out our upcoming webinar, “Staying Connected While Physically Distant,” to learn more about the benefits of social connections and walk away with ideas to strengthen your relationships with loved ones and strangers alike.