Random Acts of Kindness

While most of us are aware of the traditional physical ways of improving our heart health, did you know that practicing kindness can help too? Kindness​ can improve your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, and reduce stress levels within yourself and the people around you. Here are easy and small ways to spread kindness every day:

At Work -- Kindness at work can build stronger relationships and create a happy work space.

  1. ​Write a "thank you" card to a colleague for their help.
  2. Give a shout out to your coworker using the My High 5 App​. 
  3. Try out one of the Workplace Kindness Challenge items or access the free calendar for some daily ideas to try at your worksite.
     

In the Community -- Helping the community with your time, energy, and effort can make a big impact.

  1. ​Start a donation drive for a selected community organization to collect items such as food, jackets, books, or pet supplies.
  2. Choose a volunteer opportunity endorsed by the County of Santa Clara.
  3. Sign up to volunteer for local organizations or non-profits.
     

To Ourselves -- Being kind to ourselves can bring more joy and good health into our lives.

  1. ​Start your day by saying or writing down 3 things you are grateful for in your life.
  2. Take time to pause and celebrate small wins during the day at work.
  3. Treat yourself to some "self-care" like spending time with family or getting a massage.
     

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