“I like to start the day by setting a positive intention. It helps me set the tone for the day ahead.”
Love, Izzy x
Why is kindness good for us?
Releases feel-good hormones oxytocin & serotonin
Eases anxiety, boosts energy & builds relationships
Supports cardiovascular health & reduces inflammation
Give a little love and it all comes back to you. Friends, key workers, teachers, family members that you can’t be with… Pick a person you feel grateful for, and send them some good vibes. Here are six ways to spread love:
1. Pay someone a compliment – do they look great today or did they handle that meltdown with admirable calm, or do they just make you feel really welcome in the world? Let them know.
2. Write an actual physical letter to an elderly relative, a key worker you really appreciate, or someone you’ve really missed in lockdown. Tell them how much they matter, and why.
3. Offer to babysit for a friend’s date night, or if restrictions don’t allow, figure out a way to give some fellow parents a bit of a breather, and then let them repay the favour!
4. Tell a fellow mama that you think she’s doing an awesome job. She probably thinks the same about you!
5. Offer up a random act of kindness to someone in your community who you might not normally interact with day to day. Maybe it’s a care package or a healthy meal on their doorstep, or just pausing for a quick check in to see how they’re coping.
6. Consider donating to a local food bank, or a charity close to your heart which has really struggled to raise funds and retain volunteers during the pandemic.
It really does feel good to connect in real life and make other people feel appreciated. That’s been hard this year, and we’ve truly realised the importance of human contact. A small act of kindness could make someone’s day, and will boost your own feelgood at the same time.