World Kindness Day: Being kind supports your wellbeing

World Kindness Day

Holding the door open for a stranger, spontaneously treating a friend to dinner; being kind feels good. Turns out, it’s good for you, too.

One systematic review and meta-analysis found that kindness improves the well-being of the person initiating the act.

The benefits aren’t exceptional, but are comparable to other positive practices such as mindfulness and positive thinking.

These findings support policy-makers and practitioners in being correct that kindness interventions can be effective to improve well-being. So, be kind and share this post with a friend. 

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