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 the random acts of kindness on a single day are happier than those who spread the acts out over the course of a week.
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.