10 Random Acts Of Kindness To Do On Blue Monday

Today is known as Blue Monday. It’s the longest day in winter making it the darkest, gloomiest day of the year. As a result many people experience depression and sadness in larger amounts than usual. However I’d like to help soften that blow today by suggesting 10 acts of kindness we can do today to make this day more bearable.

Hug Your Mother (Or Someone Really Special)

I don’t say this often enough but mothers are pretty awesome.

As much as I bicker with my mother, I love her dearly and I’m glad she’s still around. So give your mother a hug and say that you appreciate her.

Compliment Every Person You Meet (Or Most)

Blue Monday can drag out the worst in people, but giving a compliment or several can be significant. Just saying “Hey you’re awesome,” is effective.

Perform One Act Of Kindness For Someone

Even though everything on this list is an act of kindness, do try to go out of your way today and do something nice for someone else. Better yet do something nice for a complete stranger.

Share Motivational Quotes

I do this all the time, but I encourage others to share motivational quotes as well. Whether in the comment section of this post or on social media, share something motivational with someone.

Say Yes To Things More Often And Believe In It

Many people hesitate and think “maybe I COULD do this.” Thinking this way adds a lot of doubt in peoples minds. It’s the main reason why today in particular a lot of people give up on their new years resolution. They think they could continue doing it.

Treat Yourself To Something Nice

Today especially, after all it’s Blue Monday. Don’t use this as a reason to break your new years resolution or go overboard, but do take some time to reward yourself. Do something small for yourself or even tell yourself “Good job” and give yourself a pat on the back.

Spend Less Time On Your Phone Or Tech

I understand if you need it for work. But even with that, take a little bit of time to shut down and disconnect a bit earlier. As much as technology is fantastic and helpful to us all, it’s also a source of depression and stress.

Sending Gifts

I said above to treat yourself, well now it’s time to treat other people. Whether you want it to be a secret or public, go out of your way to give a gift or gifts to particular people who helped you grow.

Smile A Lot

Whenever you are down, a lot of times you can lift yourself up with a smile. Whenever you smile your brain is creating feel good chemicals for you to experience. Not only that but it also affects the people around you as well.

Pass Down Your Wisdom

Take some time today to instruct or to help a beginner at their craft if you are skilled in particular areas. Whether it’s writing an article for all to see or focusing on the people in your life, pass down your wisdom.

Acts Of Kindness

Our mood hinges on the perception of the day and our own thoughts. By doing these acts of kindness every day you can see the day in a more positive light. Even doing a few of these is enough to change our demeanour.

Entrepreneur, positive-minded. I used to say a lot, now I do a lot. Documenting my growth. Support me on Patreon: http://bit.ly/2pIEPFR

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