5 Reasons To Be Kind — 42courses.com

1. Helps to create a positive self-identity

Like most people, you like to think of yourself as a good person and whatever you do to reinforce this belief helps to create a positive self-identity. By seeing yourself in this light, it helps to boost your sense of self-worth.

2. Makes you more attractive

Other people see kindness as a desirable quality. If people perceive you as a charitable person, it makes them more likely to be drawn to you.

3. Creates deeper social connections

Volunteering or helping out in your community helps to build new relationships. This strengthens your social bonds which are both rewarding and comforting because it gives you confidence that there will be support there when you most need it.

4. Develops your empathy skills

Being kind to people who are experiencing difficulties in life allows you to develop your empathy skills. This ability to put yourself in others’ shoes and ‘experience’ their emotions helps you become less judgemental and more forgiving.

5. It’s contagious

In the past, you might have experienced a rush of good feelings witnessing or reading about an act of kindness. Learning about the kindness of others inspires you to carry out more good deeds yourself. One good deed breeds another, in other words.

Give it a go

Why not challenge yourself today to perform one random act of kindness?

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