Kindness can spice up the magic in your life and attract positivity and good karma. Here, Dr David R Hamilton explains how you can be kinder…
Would you like to improve even more in the kindness stakes? Maybe you are comfortable as you are. If so, great. Read no further. There is no need or pressure to be more kind.
If you do want to expand in your kindness, try the following:
Make a decision to do 3 completely anonymous acts of kindness in the next week. You could plan them in advance, working out what you will do and for whom, or you could simply respond to opportunities as they present themselves over the next week. Or you could do a bit of both, plan one or two and respond to opportunities to make up your three.
Make sure you do your good deeds without telling anyone what you did or without anyone you know knowing it was you. Also resist the temptation to investigate to see the result of your act of kindness. Often you can’t avoid learning how kindness makes a difference, and that’s OK. Just don’t go out of your way to find out.
The power of this exercise is removing all investment of the ego in the act of kindness. In effect, anonymous acts of kindness are considered ‘clean’.
About the author
Dr David R Hamilton is an author and motivational speaker actively flying the flag for kindness and self love. Check out his fabulous book, I Heart ME: The Science of Self-Love, for more great advice.