You don’t have to be cruel to be kind
An act of kindness is a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something. You probably wouldn’t realise, but we all perform many acts of kindness on a daily basis, whether it be smiling at someone or paying someone a compliment. Kindness is important because it broadens life’s frame of reference. I am unsure why there aren’t more genuine kind acts shown on TV and as consumers we are definitely more drawn to the negative aspects of human nature. It is humbling to witness kindness and empowering to actively be kind even when the opportunities in our daily routines are slim. Kindness doesn’t warrant a reaction and is one of the purist sentiments a human being can carry out. Being kind is strength and is important to acknowledge that it is a core response which comes from deep inside us.
CBT is a psycho-therapeutic approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviours and cognitive processes through a number of goal orientated, explicit systematic procedures. In the illustrious words of Kim Kardashian, what a mouthful. Lets break this down a bit.
Nearly everyone experiences some form of anxiety, and most of us go through it at least once a day. Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, and can result in nervous behaviour. It can lead to anxiety attacks & social anxiety but just because you experience this it doesn’t necessary mean you have an anxiety disorder. Considering the amount of pressure people of all ages are under, I think its normal to sometimes be anxious in this crazy world we live in.
“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln
If you were sad your whole life, existence would be absolutely futile. Happiness is therefore an important measure of how successful we are.
But what makes human beings happy? And how is it achieved?