Random Acts Of Kindness Day 2020
Today we are celebrating ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’. Growing in awareness and popularity ever year, this day is celebrated by many organisations, individuals and groups including the non-profit organisation, kindness.org, who believe “Kindness is the catalyst in solving the world’s biggest challenges”. Even if you haven’t heard about this initiative, you’ll be aware of what a simple act of kindness can do for boosting your mood and turning a good day into a truly great one! Kindness.org hopes to one day see a world that chooses kindness first, through inspiring and educating people on the power of acts of kindness.1
Be Kind – find your inspiration
There are so many opportunities throughout your week to do something kind. This could be helping someone carry their shopping or writing a kind letter to a friend and posting it. You could even pay for a strangers coffee or simply share a good book with someone. The opportunities are infinite. You can find inspiration at acts.kindness.org/initiatives and https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ , where there are many acts of kindness being reported and shared among their online community every day. Head to the website to start sharing your stories of kindness. You never know, you’re act of kindness may not only make someone else’s day, but also make yours too.
Be Kind – to your gut!
Here at Love Your Gut we believe it’s just as important to be kind to yourself and ‘love your gut’. Recently, research has suggested that our gut and brain are more closely linked than first thought, meaning that having a healthy gut might actually promote having a happy mind too!2
Be Kind – Make Time for yourself
Why not take some time out for yourself and go for a walk to get in that all important exercise, or if today has been hectic, perhaps run a bath and de stress. Alternatively, you can do something as simple as prioritising getting enough sleep to make sure you are being kind to your body. All of these things can support you in having a healthy gut.
Be Kind – dietary tips & tasty recipes
- Foster, J.A. and Neufeld, K.A.M. 2013. Gut–brain axis: how the microbiome influences anxiety and depression. Trends in neurosciences, 36(5), pp.305-312.