During December we’ve been focusing on giving others a Pick-Me-Up. We all know how good it feels when someone takes the time to show us a kind gesture. A smile from a stranger, a happy wag from four-legged friend, a text from a friend you haven’t seen for a while. Remembering that such small things can make a big difference is super important right now.
“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll
Not only do we know this stuff works, but it’s also science-backed and is an important step in the Five Steps to Wellbeing:
People who are kind and compassionate see clear benefits to their wellbeing and happiness. They may even live longer. Kindness can also help reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing.1,2
So, Team Chapter challenges you to take time out every day in December (and beyond) to ‘Give someone a pick-me-up’.
To get you started we’ve put a few ideas into our December Pick-Me-Up calendar, check it out below and get started today!
Enjoy your December Chapter Challenge!
We can’t wait to hear you pick-me-up stories
Michelle & Everyone at Team Chapter
- Curry OS, Rowland LA, Van Lissa CJ, Zlotowitz S, McAlaney J, Whitehouse H. Happy to help? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of performing acts of kindness on the well-being of the actor. J Exp Soc Psychol. 2018;76:320–9.
2. Post S. It’s Good To Be Good: 2014 Biennial Scientific Report on Health, Happiness, Longevity, and Helping Others. Int J Pers Cent Med. 2014;2:1–53.