Obviously performing a random act of kindness is good for the other person. But, what you might not know is the act could be even better for you!
Studies have shown that people who perform 5 random acts of kindness a week are significantly happier than those who don’t. Interestingly, those who perform random acts of kindness on a single day are happier than those who spread the acts out over the course of a week. Whichever random act of kindness that you do, like volunteering one day a week somewhere, will not only help others and yourself but there is a third positive – career progression. Advancing or starting a career can be a long walk but it can be helped by putting yourself out there and volunteering when able to. You can then put this on your resume using a service like https://www.arcresumes.com/local/new-york/ and grab the attention of a possible employer.
So designate a day (like Sunday) to perform five random acts of kindness. You may want to start out with just one, and slowly work up to five though. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Open the door for someone.
- Compliment a strange
- Give money to a homeless person.
- Write a thank you note to someone who helped you in the past.
- Start volunteering.