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7 Steps to Improve your Mindset - Part 2

To improve the way life is experienced, the key is awareness added to a conscious commitment to implement some changes. Change Your Mindset by Rewiring your Brain - Part 1 explored how positive self-talk, self-compassion and gratitude improve the quality of your life. Part 2 describes other fundamentals to add to your routine to complete your journey into a more fulfilling life.

Act of Kindness

Everyone appreciates acts of kindness. However, an act of kindness should be completely selfless and done out of love and care.

Being kind to others can make us genuinely happy in many different ways. Deciding to be generous or cooperate with others activates the area of the brain, responding to things we find rewarding and pleasurable.

Even just reflecting on being kind in the past may be enough to improve one’s mood. Likewise, helping others has more impact on one’s spirit than focusing merely on yourself.

But how does kindness make us so happy?

  1. Kindness comes back around.

  2. Reduces sense of isolation

  3. It gives a positive sense of identity

  4. It helps make meaningful connections

  5. Improves sense of belonging

  6. It helps keep things in perspective

  7. Smiling is contagious

  8. Improves self-esteem

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness.

Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.

Scott Adams


Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on the present moment. You can practice mindfulness while you perform everyday activities, like cooking, cleaning, or walking. For some, mindfulness and meditation are the same, but mindfulness is the sensitive awareness that allows observing yourself non-judgmentally.