What are your resolutions for the New Year? If your thoughts immediately jump to more energy, better relationships or just more of that much needed “me” time it may be a good opportunity to examine your current lifestyle and explore a few exercises that promote kindness into your day.
The New Year brings a fresh start and an opportunity to practice goal-setting that could positively impact those around you. By spreading kindness you are more likely to inspire others as well as receive a little love in return. To provide an activity to promote healthy habits and spreading kindness in the New Year, FTD has created 3 “New Year, New Me” kindness calendars that are versatile for every month of the year. This activity is also perfect for teaching little ones to practice kindness and goal-setting that positively impacts others!
Each calendar offers inspiration to stay kindness conscious all year long. One is even geared at random acts of kindness for colleagues and inspiring people.
If 2020 has called you to prioritize other resolutions around professional or personal success, they’ve also provided kindness challenges like investing in yourself that are simple and can be easily added to your current lifestyle.
1. Give Back to Family and Friends
Pay it forward to a friend or loved one! Kindness can be contagious and being nice to those around you can make for a happier home! Keep track of loving those closest to you with a daily reminder from the printable calendar below.
Challenge each other to pick up a new skill or hobby to enhance your creative tool belt and add some fun into your life! Learning is a great way to stay sharp and increase your brain functions.
3. Show Gratitude to Colleagues
Show a bit of gratitude to benefit every colleague at your office or whoever mentors you. If you run your business solo, show some love to someone who has helped or inspired you in the past!
Show yourself some love by expanding your skills or knowledge, caring for your body and fitness goals, or simply focusing on your mental and emotional health.
5. Pay It Forward to Your Community
Organize an event or take on a leadership position you’ve been interested in to get more involved! Give up some of your free time by volunteering in your community.
Use this activity to show the ones you love some kindness and bring prosperity and positive energy into your home. The New Year is all about refreshing for the better, so use this time to practice gratitude and think about simple ways you can better someone else’s day. Happy New Year!