Kindness is a gift. It is a gift you can give and receive.
You know this because when you are kind to someone it lifts your heart and makes you feel better. When someone is kind to you, it can change your mood, and outcome of your day.
It’s absolutely empowering to choose to be kind.
I have partnered with KIND snacks to reflect on my goals for the New Year. 2016 will be my year to “Live KIND Every Day,” which means doing the KIND thing for my body, my taste buds, and my world.
I put together a list, a mantra of sorts for me to follow to ensure I am being as Kind as I should be everyday. Not only do I want to be kind to those around me, but also to myself.
Making sure that I am doing the KIND thing for my body and mind means that I need to maintain a routine.
For me that is making sure there are enough fresh vegetables and fruits in the house that are easy accessible. I steam fresh vegetables on Sunday and store them in the refrigerator, so that they are always available at every meal.
I love participating in crossfit, one of the reasons it is so fun for me is the group of friends I workout with. I not only get in a great workout, but I get to laugh and have fun with people who I like and care for. Knowing my friends are at the gym, ensures I won’t skip a class. I also maintain a good sleep regiment.
I try to go to sleep at the same time every night and wake up at the same time each day. This allows my body the time it needs to recover and replenish.
I also am KIND to my taste buds, allowing my little “indulgences” is a great way to reward myself. I don’t over indulge in sweets, but if I want a cookie, I will have a cookie. As long as my meals are healthy and I have worked out, I will be KIND to myself and enjoy the cookie or slice of cake. A girl needs her sweets!
The sayings below can be used in so many ways. Not only how you treat others, but how you treat yourself. Emotionally and physically we need to learn to be kind to ourselves.
When I am being hard on myself, I will say be supportive, be positive, and be loving. I won’t get discouraged and continue to work hard to reach my goals.
When someone may treat me unkind I will be compassionate, be strong, be accepting, and be forgiving. The strongest way to get over hurt feelings is to forgive.
When I see someone struggling I will be encouraging, be helpful, be honest and be considerate. If you are at the gym introduce yourself to the people around you. This is a great way to make friends who have the same goals to be fit and healthy.
When I am missing a friend or loved one I will be thankful, be responsible, be respectful and I will be a friend. Then I will pick up the phone and ask them to meet me for a walk, or coffee.
Each of these sayings are powerful and can help us to lead a healthier happier life.
Be a listener
Be a friend
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of KIND.
14 comments on “How to be Kind and Live Kind”
Such a well written piece. Your opening is poetic. I LOVE KIND bars! They are my go-to snack.
Thank you Jenn!
So true! Kindness is very powerful! Loving this post!
I LOVE the message! SO well said. ♥
Thank you Katerina!
Can I tell you how much I love this post? We often forget how much being kind to someone can really change their day around. And how being kind to ourself can change your attitude so much! Bookmarking this page to reference later on as a healthy reminder 😉
I absolutely love this inspiring post. It such a great reminder of what is truly important.
Thank you Marjory!
What a great post!
Thank you so much Megan!
Thank you so much
Your welcome Becky!
This is a truly beautiful post. So many little pearls of wisdom, to be taken out and savored at just the right moments … the moments when we need those little reminders about what really matters. A truly wonderful idea of a “kind year” … lots of possibilities …
Thank you so much Shelley, I am glad you liked it! I hope you get to use them to make sure you are kind to yourself! 🙂