Kindness Week 3: Kind Energy

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Picking at least one of the Week 3 exercises, seemed slightly more of a challenge this week as I worked hard to keep my energy kind and positive, although tired and exhausted.

This tip from Niki was really helpful: It will take practice, don’t be hard on yourself. When you find yourself correcting your thoughts and actions, do so gently. Acknowledge the room for growth and make a note to do better the next time you are presented with an opportunity to act or react with kindness.

💛Think kind thoughts so that kind actions will follow
💛Accept and release thoughts that aren’t kind and replace them with kind thoughts
💛Use everyday opportunities to practice acting out of kindness
💛React with kindness especially when it’s hard to
💛Be more kind to those you live with
💛Be more kind to those you work with
💛Be more kind to those around you
💛Be kind in thoughts, actions, and words
💛Remember kindness comes in many forms: courteousness, generosity, thoughtfulness,      sympathy, empathy.

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After practicing some of the exercises, I noticed that sometimes I have a tendency to judge people; when they’re not doing their job; finishing what they say they will or simply being late or unprepared for a meeting.

Rather than feeling irritated or impatient, I decided I would think compassionate and kind thoughts.

Maybe they have a lot going on in their life right now?

Maybe they’re coping with something I’m unaware of?

Maybe they’re just having a bad day?

I found myself feeling more compassionate, having empathy, not sighing in annoyance and generally trying to think the best of people.

I also ‘good’ gossiped on 2 occasions when I felt someone had gone out of their way to do something kind for someone else.

Many people whisper behind closed doors, but how many whisper in a way that secretly elevates someone else?

How is your energy? Could it do with a little kindness injection?

Always remember, kindness starts with yourself.

Need some inspiration on how to be a little kindness to yourself? Check out this post on how we speak to ourselves or this one if you need a little boost.

 

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5 thoughts on “Kindness Week 3: Kind Energy

    1. Ahhh, Thanx. I try to talk about someone in a nice way behind their back once a day. Not many people do it and I think that people need to hear others talking nicely about someone else. Let’s start a revolution x

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  1. I love it! I love how you recognize what you struggled with but you were ultimately able to identify what you could do differently and that yielded wonderful results! How amazing is it that by taking a step back and seeking to understand someone it helps you to be less critical of them? Thank you so much for sharing your struggle along with your success, this will definitely encourage someone else that might have a similar struggle. Have a great week!

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      1. I’m so glad that you’re so open to applying this challenge to your life the way you are! It’s my pleasure. I don’t consider myself kind but I don’t think I’m unkind either. I’m striving to increase my everyday kindness 🙂

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