Your Immune System in 4 Simple Ways!
How? By being genuinely kind with
the most important—and most often overlooked—person in
your life. You!
We all know that when we are kind
to someone else, we feel better about ourselves. Experts tell us
that people who practice kind actions toward others regularly tend
to feel more positive, confident, and energetic. Cutting-edge
studies also show that kindness can lower our blood pressure,
reduce our stress, and strengthen our natural immune systems.
Try using kindness to get these
significant health benefits--and double the effect by being
kind to yourself, too.
- Stop shortchanging yourself. Give
at least as much to yourself as you give to others. Set
aside time (and energy!) to do the things you love to do. Give
yourself the kind of love, respect, and appreciation you give
those dear to you.
- Have the courage to say
"no" when you need to. Give
yourself permission to set limits with others--including your
loved ones--before you reach burnout. If you need some help
learning how to say no without upsetting others, request a copy
of Margot Silk Forrest’s famous list of "42 Ways to Say
No" by clicking here.
- When you need help, ask for
it. Let your family
and friends give you the support and practical assistance you
need. Tell them exactly what they can do to help. Maybe you need
someone to simply fix you a meal, go for a walk, give you a ride
to pick up your car at the garage, or baby-sit. You can also ask
others to just listen to you, offer you encouragement, or tell
you three things they appreciate about you. Asking for what you
need is not only being kind to yourself, it gives others the
opportunity to be kind, too.
- Remember that self-kindness is
not selfishness. The
door to everything we want to do in the world and for the world
is the self. What else have we got to work with? When you are
kind to yourself, you will have a lot more energy to be kind to
To learn more about improving
your life through kindness, CLICK HERE