Join us on social media, from 12th December for 12 days of Kindness.
A time to be kind.
To think of others.
To consider the ripple effect of our actions.
To practise charity.
To consider our community.
After all what is Christmas about if not kindness, if not love, if not community?
Stay local and support the community you live within.
Don’t put yourself under pressure – it is one day.
Find a reason to smile and make others smile and feel love and loved.
Be the change in the community you wish to see, don’t wait for it to come to you.
Follow us on social media from 12th December.
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Day One: On the first day of Christmas…
Call someone you have not spoken to for a while – a relative, friend, someone you know is lonely and ask them “How are you today?”
Day Two: On the second day of Christmas…
Plan 2 mindful activities:
- a cup of tea/coffee
- a body scan
- listen to a mindful poem/podcast
- take a mindful walk
Day Three: On the third day of Christmas…
Give 3 things to your local food bank.
Day Four: On the fourth day of Christmas…
Get away from your Car or Public Transport:
- Walk to 4 different places
- walk four miles
- four times round a block
- take 4 steps
- Send us a photo of your walk!
Day Five: On the fifth day of Christmas…
Donate 5 items to your local charity shop or collection
Day Six: On the sixth day of Christmas…
Switch off your social media for 6 hours and see what happens…
Day Seven: On the seventh day of Christmas…
Write down 7 things you feel grateful for
Why do we practise gratitude? Science has shown that practising gratitude improves your general well-being, creates increased resilience, strengthen’s social relationships, and reduces stress and depression. The more grateful people are, the greater their overall well-being and life satisfaction. … Grateful people also have a greater capacity for joy and positive emotions.
Seems like a win win to us!
Day Eight: On the eighth day of Christmas…
Dance and sing for 8 minutes to a piece of music you love!
Dancing and music releases oxytocin feel good hormones!
Day Nine: On the ninth day of Christmas…
List 9 things about yourself you are proud of and love. If you struggle with this, think about 9 things you wish to achieve in the coming year.
Make these reasonable and accessible goals.
Day Ten: On the tenth day of Christmas…
Pick up 10 pieces of rubbish from your local park, beach, street or front garden and dispose of in the proper way.
Send us a photo in the stream of what you collected or tag us on social media!
Day Eleven: On the eleventh day of Christmas…
Give a compliment to 11 people – this makes you feel good and it may make their day. It can be a little thing such as telling your family member how well they did a certain activity, or that you love someone’s shoes, or that you find them really funny and uplifting.
Day Twelve: On the twelfth day of Christmas…
Practice loving kindness meditation thinking of 12 people who you wish to send your loving kindness to.
If you’re looking for a suitable gift idea, why not give the gift of an Anahata gift voucher for a loved one this Christmas. A treat they can really enjoy and benefit from. From timetable classes, nurturing workshops and healing retreats, our vouchers can be redeemed across any of our classes and events.
Alternatively, if you’d like to buy a place for a specific event coming up, please get in touch and we can organise this directly for your loved one. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your Anahata gift voucher or gifted event space.
“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.”
Living Well With Kindness – Coming soon from Anahata and Mindfulness UK.