Paolo Assandri
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Random acts of kindness

A study conducted by Lyubomirsky, Tkach and Yelverton in 2004, states that deliberately making acts of kindness can increase the levels of happiness and well-being.

Starting from this idea, I’ve decided to invite you to perform this extremely simple activity: DO AT LEAST ONE ACT OF KINDNESS PER DAY FOR A WHOLE WEEK. It can be small or big. It can be towards people you know or strangers.

If you need some inspiration, here is a website I am particularly fond of with many interesting ideas:

BE CREATIVE! Take inspiration and create your personalized acts of kindness,

“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”

William Hazlitt

Author: Paolo Assandri is a HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and a UKCP Registered Full Clinical Psychotherapist. He is also a fully qualified Italian psychologist (Ordine degli Psicologi del Piemonte). He lives and works in London offering counselling and psychotherapy.

This exercise is not intended to replace any kind of medical/psychological therapy. Its only purpose is to increase individual perception of well-being. If you need medical or psychological support, please contact a qualified health practitioner. Authors, producers, consultants involved in the production of this exercise are not responsible for any psychological or physical injury which could happen during or after completing the activity explained in this article.

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