Be mindful. Be grateful. Be kind.

 

Don’t worry, be happy! 

We know, we know - that’s often easier said than done. But the UN International Day of Happiness (March 20th) always serves as a timely reminder to do what we can to bring more joy into our lives and the lives of others!

On that note, let’s look into a simple, daily practice that we can adopt to create a happier and kinder world together. Three simple steps you can use anytime and anywhere to give yourself a boost and build your compassion for others: 

 

💭 STEP 1: BE MINDFUL 💭

Relax your breathing and notice: How am I feeling right now?

Checking in with yourself will better help you understand what you need at any given moment. 

For instance, if you can feel yourself becoming quite overwhelmed, recognising and acknowledging this state will give you the chance to do something kind for yourself. Something that will help you calm down and lessen your stress levels.

Being mindful is an actual superpower. Let yourself use it and feel all the better for it! 

 

✨ STEP 2: BE GRATEFUL ✨

Look around you and ask yourself: What am I thankful for?

One of our favourite ways to help this happen each day is by keeping a gratitude journal. Writing out what you’re thankful for not only feels amazing in the moment, but gives you something to reflect on over the days where your mind is not in a position to think of anything positive.

When you are acknowledging what you’re grateful for, this also presents the perfect opportunity to make someone else’s day! Tell your loved one you’re thankful for them and watch them light up as well! 

 

🥰 STEP 3: BE KIND 🥰

With warm feelings, ask yourself: Who do I want to send love to?

Being kind is the best way to be! Not only will this help you feel better, but the person on the receiving end of your kindness as well. And gosh, it’s so easy to spread all the warm and fuzzies. 

Kindness comes in many forms across words and actions — so let’s do what we can to make the world a better place, one door held open and one sms message full of compliments at a time. 

By tuning in to your feelings, looking for what’s good and sharing kindness, you can nurture yourself and help make things better day by day! 

 

Please give it a try and, if you find it helpful, share it with others too.If you loved the idea of keeping a gratitude journal, explore some gorgeous notebook options here (and have them personalised for an extra special touch!) xx 

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