Dear Friend, we've crafted a 5-day #JoyChallenge to help you and us experience lasting joy. Every day for the next two days, you'll do a new challenge.
It's a perfect way to ease into the 30 Day Gratitude Challenge that we created to help you experience joy in your everyday life.
Wellness experts agree that practicing acts of kindness is an excellent way to generate joy.
Being kind to others increases dopamine in the brain, for both the giver and receiver.
Extending compassion and empathy to others can improve your mood because it takes your attention off your troubles and creates a feeling of interconnectedness. Performing acts of kindness for others causes our brains to reward by releasing the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine.
Studies show that both givers and receivers of kindness feel more optimistic afterward, and these effects can be long-lasting.
Challenge yourself to do three acts of kindness for someone else. These can be as simple or as complex as you wish. Maybe yesterday's Gratitude Challenge has inspired you to spread the love by telling others how grateful you are for their presence in your life. Here are some ideas on how to spread kindness:
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Monday. Practice mindfulness—focus on the present moment and away from stressful thoughts.
Tuesday. Gratitude—appreciate what you have as often as you can, and watch how negativity disappears.
Wednesday. Kindness—being kind to others increases dopamine in the brain, for both the giver and receiver.
Thursday. No Complaining—turn your attention to solutions instead of problems.
Friday. Laughter is the best medicine because it floods your brain and body with mood-boosting serotonin.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team