Research has shown that people who help others or carry out regular acts of kindness are more likely to rate themselves as happy and have a greater sense of wellbeing. Engaging in acts of kindness and giving helps us strengthen our connections with others and help refocus away from material belongings as a marker of what makes us happy. Notice how you feel when you have helped others or performed an act of kindness. Even the smallest acts make a difference to our wellbeing.
Why not try:
Make a colleague a cup of tea
Help someone with a task
Give a friend a present, just because
Write a letter
Say thank you to your colleagues for their hard work
Make a cake and give it to someone
Join a community group
Volunteer your time
Tools and Exercises
Wheel of Wellbeing: ‘WOW’ yourself with this interactive Wheel of Wellbeing tool full of activities and tips to improve your wellbeing in each of the five areas.