In a busy world, we live in today, it’s difficult to remember to do random acts of kindness. It can be challenging, especially if you have a problem with being mindful in your everyday life. I mean, the opportunity is everywhere, but sometimes we just don’t notice it, because we are not mindful enough. So, to increase our focus on contributing to other peoples lives, I prepared a simple exercise.
I hope I don’t have to write how important it is to give back and contribute. It’s our ultimate purpose. To be kind, and to love. Other people, the planet, universe. And through altruism, we feel better inside about ourselves, too. I know, nobody likes to admit it, but it actually is a bit selfish being altruistic, haha.
So, how would increase my focus on people in need today?
Simply, by saying out loud: ‘I commit to this exercise’, printing out a printable from this post and start.
Why is it so effective? Because if you have a list like the one I’m proposing in this post and you start it, your brain will treat it as unfinished business, and subconsciously you start to focus on things that will help you to ‘close’ this unfinished task.
It is just that simple.
As you can see, in the last box, you’ve got a reward section – that’s right – you have every right to treat yourself after you did 10 random acts of kindness – as you can pour from an empty glass and to make sure you take care of yourself as well.
Hope you can find a joy in giving back today and that you will complete your list. It is truly life changing, doing nice stuff for other people, without sacrificing yourself. It’s just so natural to us, once you’ll get started focusing on those little things, you’ll see.
I personally will start today from sorting out my boyfriend’s laundry, without him asking me to (which I normally don’t do) and sending a long message to my mum, telling her how much I love her – just because! Without occasion.
And each time, what you will notice, you will stop treating it as a chore and you will build up momentum to helping yourself by helping others feel better.
So, where are you going to start helping other people today? Do you like the idea of exercise like that? Let me know in the comments!