Two simple words. "Be kind." Sounds so easy, right? Kindness
is the most basic human right that we should all agree on and
subscribe to. We've discovered that in today's world that's un-
fortunately not always the case. We believe that everyone could
use a little reminder to be kind.
Practicing compassion and kindness in the office sounds like common sense, doesn’t it? But in the face of multiple deadlines, obligations, and stress, it’s easy to look for shortcuts and overlook opportunities to put these values into practice. Whether it’s a cheerful greeting, asking about someone’s day, or simply delivering a harried co-worker a much-needed cup of coffee, acts of kindness set the tone for the office and are a simple and effective way to improve business. I'm talking about basic kindness.
As you spread your kindness, you might just experience what research has confirmed: Kindness can be contagious.
Why? The act of kindness actually activates the part of your brain that makes you feel pleasure. It also releases oxytocin, “the love Hormone” that helps modulate social interactions and emotion. The higher your oxytocin levels, the more generous you may be.
On a thoughtful note: Reportedly, one person in San Francisco picked up the tab for the next car in line at a coffee drive-through. This inspired the next person to do to the same. The chain continued for an astonishing 53 customers!
One good deed can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! Seems like research supports the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The kinder you act toward others, the better you will feel.
THROUGH ART & KINDNESS
When you exercise your spontaneous right brain you invite insight and discover wisdom. This opening of the creative center of the brain produces phenomenal breakthrough in performance, energy, spirit, bonding, teamwork and out-of-the-box thinking.
Brushing Kindness offers an on-site creative workshop to organizations on Kindness through a painting project called Changing Work Through Art & Kindness - people paint the Buddha.
Brushing Kindness 'paints it forward' by partnering with woman support groups.
Learn more about Tracy’s Brushing Kindness Workshops here.