A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Kindness is contagious and doesn’t cost a thing.

Kindness is an investment. Good karma is the return.

Money makes you rich. Kindness makes you great.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Choose kindness…It matters.

Do good. Be great. Believe there is good in the world.

Be kind to others. Your random act of kindness might become someone’s best lifetime memory.

Sometimes, a single random act of kindness can become the spark that ignites a revolution.

Be nice to people. Sometimes, a smile is all it takes to start a chain of kindness.

Be kind to others without expecting anything in return. Karma is keeping a tab.

Kindness may be blind but it is the most eye-opening feeling one can get. Thanks for being kind.

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Have courage and be kind.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. —Buddha

Be a little kinder than you have to. —E. Bennett

Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. —Malala Yousafzai

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

Believe there is good in the world.—Unknown

The world is full of kind people...If you can't find one, be one. - Unknown

Kindness is free; Let's pass it on. - Unknown

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh

We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another. - Unknown

If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that. - Unknown

Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no end. - Unknown

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Go be kind. - Unknown

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. - Maya Angelou

How to Reduce Stress at Home

This year, the phrase “home is where the heart is” has become far too literal. Now that many are working from home full-time, kids are schooling remotely, and there is limited ability to go out and about, it is more important than ever to carve out time to de-stress and relax.

Meditation

There are several apps that can guide you through meditations. Whether you have 5 minutes or an hour, a few moments to center yourself, relax your eyes, and take deep breaths can have the ability to set your morning up for success, or reset the rest of your afternoon. A great place to start the app, Headspace.

Take a Walk

Walking may be one of the more underrated exercises. It is low impact and only requires a short period of time to reap the rewards. Studies show that benefits include boosting your mood, stretching those sedentary muscles, burning calories, and improving sleep. Set aside time on your lunch break or even stand up and walk in place for a bit, you won’t regret it!

Namaste Your Day

Finding time for a daily yoga flow can do wonders for the mind and body. No matter your line of work or day to day routine, yoga offers you a way to stretch out your hard-working muscles. Much like walking, yoga offers major benefits including boosting your mood, improving your flexibility, and even helping to relieve pain.

Create a Safe Space

You don’t need an extra bedroom in order to carve out a space that is just your own. Perhaps it is a small corner of your bedroom… or even a small spot next to a window. Give yourself a place to go when those overwhelming feelings sink in. Remove yourself from the stress and place yourself somewhere relaxing to take a break. Here are great ideas for getting started!

Now, more than ever we need to focus on our mental health. If you are looking for permission to take a little “me time”, permission granted! It is okay to call for a break, ask for help, or carve out time for yourself. Check out more ways to center yourself at TheLYC.com/communitycenter.

 

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