Be Kind to Yourself, Others & the World

November 5, 2021
Stephanie Renna

Be Kind to Yourself, Others & the World

November 13 is World Kindness Day. 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. Learn to be kind to yourself, others, and the world.
Start by being kind to yourself. Find your purpose and get clarity on what will bring you fulfillment!

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?

Be Kind to Yourself

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:

  • Find your purpose – If you can discover and live your purpose, you’ll feel a sense of fulfillment and meaning that’s truly life-changing. The Get Clarity course can help you do just that.
  • Do something that scares you – This may not sound like a kind thing to do to yourself, but our fears are what keep us from living on purpose. Start the job search. Sign up for a dating app. See a movie alone. Push through fear to get one step closer to joy.
  • Clear your energy – Negativity builds up in our bodies and affects us mentally and physically. Follow these simple steps to clear our negative energy and breathe easier. 
  • Treat yourself – We tell ourselves we must work longer hours, save money, and watch what we eat. But sometimes, you need to give yourself a treat. Take a day off. Get a massage. Have the cake. 

Be Kind to Others

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. 

  • Pay a compliment
  • Hold the door open
  • Express gratitude
  • Ask questions
  • Assume positive intent
  • Smile 

Be Kind to the World

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.

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Stephanie Renna has been working with Succeed On Purpose since 2012, and now serves as the brand leader. Her purpose is to bring joy.

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