Did you know that February 17 is “Random Acts of Kindness Day”? It’s a day to celebrate and encourage acts of kindness wherever and whenever you can: while at work, running errands, walking the dog, at home with loved ones, and so on. It’s an opportunity to practice and build upon your altruism while engaging in a positive way with your community and the people you come in contact with.
We all know that when we receive a random act of kindness, it can make our day brighter—and sometimes even change our life. But you don’t have to wait around for someone else, because along with being kind to others, you can also be kind to yourself!
Here are 3 of our favorite self-kindness ideas:
Give Yourself a Good Night’s Sleep
Getting a good night’s rest is a wonderful way to be kind to yourself. Sleep is a fundamental way to practice self-care and promote healthy living. It just takes a few basic steps so you’re set up for the best night’s sleep.
- Be intentional with your sleep and how you want to improve it. Consistency is essential to create a healthy sleep pattern, so decide on a good time to get to bed each night. Determine how many hours of sleep you need to perform at your best, and set that as a goal.
- Create a soothing bedtime ritual. That might mean a relaxing bath or shower, or turning off screens and putting on soft music and reading before bedtime. Meditation is another excellent way to release any tension from the day; one wonderful meditation practice is to acknowledge what you’re grateful for—it will leave you feeling positive and sleeping well.
Another essential ingredient is making sure your bedroom environment is conducive to relaxation. That means being mindful of the lighting, the temperature, and—most importantly—that your bed is ultra-comfortable: from your mattress to your pillows to your bed sheets and blankets. The quality of your bed and bedding make a world of difference, so choose items that feel good on your skin and support your intention for a sweet slumber.
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Cook Yourself a Nourishing Meal
Treat yourself by cooking a wholesome, delicious meal. Cooking a meal can be therapeutic in its own way, and eating your own culinary creation is such a rewarding experience. Cook your favorite recipe or search for a new one that you’re excited to try out. Invite a friend over, and if the weather is nice, eat your meal outdoors in your backyard under a blue sky or a starry night.
Go on a Nature Date
Nature is a powerful way to nurture yourself and foster well-being. Take yourself on a nature date by going for a hike or walk in your local park. Or maybe pack a picnic for you and a friend to enjoy outside. If you live close to a beach, you can go for a beautiful stroll during sunset. Or just sit and listen to the waves. There are countless ways you can commune with nature, and afterward, you’ll feel refreshed and so much happier!
If you’re in search of some other simple ways you can be kind to others or yourself, check out the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.