Studies show that being kind to others can improve our mental outlook and our physical health. In fact, coworkers who are kind to each other create a welcoming workplace and increased job satisfaction. Acts of kindness need not be over-the-top, expensive or time-consuming. A friendly smile, an impromptu compliment and a helping hand not only benefit the person you’re being kind too, they’ll elevate your mood, as well.
Try some—or all—of these 25 acts of kindness with colleagues, managers, family and friends.
Give sincere compliments:
Offer unsolicited praise, advice or help:
Other Small Acts of Kindness:
Kindness is contagious. When we're kind, we inspire others to be kind, and they inspire others to do the same … and on and on. So spread kindness at work—and lift everyone’s spirits!
About the Author:
Heidi Souerwine, CMP, is the Executive Director of ASAP and manages content strategy for ASAP and its portfolio of products, including the APC, EA Summit, EA Ignite, and PACE. Prior to moving to Maine and joining the ASAP team in 2017, she spent 15 years in Washington, DC managing training and events from 10 – 10,000 attendees for international membership associations, non-profits, and the federal government. Heidi is passionate about needs-based program development, purposeful event design, and cultivating active community and engagement.