In the new year I will be running a campaign to get positive energy flowing around the world, starting with daily acts of kindness.
There is a difference between this and the usual pay it forward, good deed for the day or random acts of kindness you may have heard about previously. This time we are going to be spreading the love by doing TWO kind or positive things everyday, but, and here’s the difference, one of them has to be a kindness to you. Yes, a gift of kindness from you – to yourself.
I’m not suggesting selfishness, but often we are hard on ourselves, or set our expectations of ourselves too high, pit too much pressure on ourselves, put ourselves down, punish ourselves harshly for mistakes, criticise ourselves, neglect our needs, or generally treat ourselves in a way that we would never do to someone else. So don’t just share your kindness with others, treat yourself well too and you will feel much more inspired to pass it on.
So, as well as a kind word, act or positive gesture given to someone else, you must make an effort to do this for yourself too, every day, for the whole year. Think you can do that? Just imagine how great it’s going to feel with all that positive energy flowing around with everyone feeling valued.
In fact I’m so excited about this campaign that I don’t want to wait for New Year, so let’s get practising now so that by January it will have become second nature. Who doesn’t need a bit of a boost in January. Even small acts, like paying someone a compliment or allowing yourself a ten minute break to put your feet up with a cuppa after a busy day, it all helps.
To get involved just follow this blog, like and share the Unfold Your Wings Facebook page or follow me on Twitter @ruthlrandall. Fill the Facebook page or Twitter feed with examples of your Double Dose of Daily Kindness and inspire others to do the same by sharing the posts. Lets make this big so we can get everyone feeling great. Keep checking back here or on the Facebook Page and Twitter to see what other people are doing and get some inspiration for how you can make a difference every day.