Since humans could write, we have kept journals. We’ve kept them for all sorts of reasons, too - to keep a record of daily events, to flex our creative muscles, to help us manage time and tasks. Journals have been archived as part of historical records and published as great works. They solve mysteries and help us to create an accurate timeline of civilization.
We all know that meditation, mindfulness, and yoga can help optimize an average life, where there are normal pockets of stress. But these practices are also used to help those managing larger amounts of stress, including mental health disorders and physical pain.
Kindness also flourishes easily. Here are 25 ideas for seeds of kindness that you can plant this week. They can benefit people you know, people you don’t know, and the planet. We’ve even included acts that let you express kindness toward yourself, to remind you that you are deserving, too.