February - the Month of Kindness in Happiness Accelerator - Happiness Academy
Subscribe for our newsletter and get a free e-book!

February - the Month of Kindness in Happiness Accelerator

February - the Month of Kindness in Happiness Accelerator
24 January, 2021
We, in Happiness Accelerator, are dedicating the month of February to kindness. Follow the daily tasks and motivational information in our mobile application to build the habits of the kindest people.

As the Dalai Lama said "There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

What is kindness for you? Generally speaking, kindness is being nice with others. It includes being generous, giving part or your time, money and other resources for the benefit of other people’s well-being.

Kindness has many benefits, the most important of which are that it makes us happier, improves our heart function and improves our relationships with people.

Kindness and happiness

We feel good when we help others. Scientific research on the biochemistry of the brain shows that a good deed increases the level of dopamine in our brain, which leads to a feeling of elevation. This is why kindness increases our happiness level.

Kind heart - healthy heart

Our good deeds also give us a feeling of warmth and love. This helps in the production of the hormone oxytocin, in our brain. Recent findings suggest that oxytocin plays an important role in the healthy functioning of our cardiovascular system. Oxytocin causes the release of a chemical called nitric oxide in the blood vessels, which dilates the blood vessels. It lowers blood pressure, which is why oxytocin is known as a 'cardioprotective' hormone.

Experiments have shown that helping others support our heart health more than taking aspirin. People over the age of 55 who volunteer are 44% less likely to die. Volunteering is better for our health than going to church regularly or exercising four times a week, it is almost as good for our health as quitting smoking! (source: UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center)

More acts of kindness - stronger connections

We don't even need proof of that fact. We all know that we like kind people more than those who have not been good to us. Kindness can help us to "break the ice" and to build stronger relationships with the people who are important to us.

Evolutionarily, our ancestors would not have survived if they had not formed tribes and helped each other.

" Kindness is the connection that links us all together and strengthens the bonds within our communities, neighborhoods, and families." Rosalyn Carter (Former First Lady of the United States)

To enjoy the benefits of kindness, we just have to do acts of kindness.

Let us dedicate the month of February together, do every day at least one act of kindness.

Kindness is contagious, it creates a ripple effect. Our kind acts will be multiplied by many.
25 April, 2024

The Power of Belonging

1 January, 2024

New Year's Challenge

9 October, 2023

Happiness Habits Course

22 April, 2023

The Earth Programme

3 February, 2023

Motherhood challenges

30 January, 2023

STRESS-LESS Project Closure

19 December, 2022

Digital awareness

1 November, 2022


31 October, 2022

Shall I shut up or share?

1 October, 2022


1 August, 2022

Your ABBA Vacation

1 May, 2022


15 April, 2022

Digital Arts Dialogue

1 March, 2022

Creativity Quest

31 January, 2022


1 November, 2021

Be Brave

30 September, 2021

24 Character Strengths Program

1 August, 2021


20 April, 2021

Spring Fatigue

18 March, 2021


29 January, 2021

Calm and More Calm

1 October, 2020

All we need is love

7 May, 2020

Let's be grateful

4 March, 2020

Embracing Mistakes

7 February, 2020

The Success Formula

7 February, 2020

The Happy Leader

7 February, 2020

Happiness at work

7 February, 2020

Happiness Self-sabotage

7 February, 2020

Goodworky Raffle

30 December, 2019

Rhythm is gonna get you

11 November, 2018

Your, my story

18 October, 2018


9 October, 2018

What does happiness like

8 October, 2018

To love and to give

19 July, 2018

Money or time?

5 July, 2018

The wheel of time

Love yourself

3 reasons why
3 practices how
3 signs that you truly love yourself