Being kind and practicing acts of kindness – shining your light – can have positive effects on your mental health, as well as for the person on the receiving end of your kindness. Studies have shown that engaging in acts of kindness can:
- Reduce stress.
- Improve your mood.
- Increase feelings of social connectedness.
- Improve your self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
Concordia Plans cares about your emotional well-being, so we encourage you to shine your light by spreading kindness and love, especially during “Random Acts of Kindness Week” Feb. 12-18. During these seven days, aim for one random act of kindness each day.
Having difficulty getting your light to shine?
If you’re finding it difficult to show kindness due to stress, anxiety or frustration, be kind to yourself and
find the support you need
. Here you’ll find solutions and resources from the EAP, CPS and the LCMS to help you reclaim your light and shine.