20 Random Acts Of Kindness To incorporate Into Your Daily Routine

Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated by organisations, groups and individuals nationwide as an opportunity to encourage kindness all around you. This year the celebration falls on Sunday 17th February. People everywhere enjoy such an opportunity, making the day a favourite among many.

As a behavioural response to compassion and selfless acts, being kind to others has a positive impact on both your physical and mental health. Kindness promotes gratitude which in turn promotes the sense of your own good fortune. As well as reducing stress, anxiety and anger, kindness promotes your physical wellbeing through boosting your immune system.

However, kindness shouldn’t be limited to just one day. So if the approaching Random Acts of Kindness Day has inspired you to get spread kindness to those around you much more frequently, here are 20 random acts of kindness to incorporate into your daily routine.

Being kind to others is connected to your physical and psychological well being.

Letting someone cut into traffic in front of you

Give a stranger a compliment

Leave letters of encouragement on people’s cars

Babysit for free

Send a handwritten letter to a friend instead of a text

Do someone a favour without asking for anything in return

Leave a waiter a generous tip

Spend time with your grandparents

Make a friend a cup of tea

Hold the lift for someone

Send a positive text message to five different people

Place positive body messages in the pockets of jeans at a department store

Practice self-care and spend at least 30 minutes doing something you love

Pay the toll for the person behind you

Write your partner or best friend a list of everything you love about them

Use Amazon Smile to donate to a non-profit organisation next time you make an Amazon order

Put change into a vending machine for other people

Smile at strangers

Ask someone how they are

Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, image.ie and Emirates Woman.

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