We’re entering the most festive time of year. Of course, the big holidays come to mind, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. But there’s a lesser-known, equally important holiday that happens annually on November 13 – World Kindness Day.
According to Inspire Kindness, World Kindness Day is “a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself and the world.”
So, how do you start spreading kindness?
Just like a flight attendant tells you to put on your oxygen mask before helping others, we believe you must be kind to yourself before you can spread kindness.
If you beat yourself up over the small things, work a job you hate or stay in a comfort zone that prevents you from really experiencing life, you’re not being kind to yourself.
Here are a few ideas for how you can change that:
Once you are being kind to yourself, you can start to spread that joy to others. And the best thing about being kind to someone else is that it’s usually something simple.
Try one of these easy actions to make someone’s day. You can do these anytime! There’s no need to wait until World Kindness Day.
Being kind to the world is simpler than you may think. Focus on compassion. Try to understand what someone else is going through. We all have fears and experience crises. Sometimes you need to step out of your shoes and into someone else’s to understand why they do the things they do. Attempt to do that and react accordingly.
At Succeed On Purpose, we are committed to helping others be kind to themselves and then share it with the world. Start your kindness journey today.
Stephanie Renna has been working with Succeed On Purpose since 2012, and now serves as the brand leader. Her purpose is to bring joy.