Last week I shared some of the studies that have demonstrated the health and happiness benefits that take place when you are generous to others.
In many of the programs we deliver to corporations and other organizations we discuss these stats and other ways compassion (compassion for ourselves and for others) can lead to a reduction in stress and increase in happiness. I am sure many of you have experienced this firsthand.
To help facilitate this practice in the workshops we randomly select an individual in the class to receive "The Stress Busting Envelope." This envelope is filled with $50 in cash. The winner receives the envelope only if they agree to the following:
1. They will spend the money on someone else that is not currently in the room
2. They will provide their email address to the instructor so he or she can follow-up to find out what they did with the money
Some of the best ideas are shared on this page of the Smart Health Wellness and Performance website - http://www.smarthwp.com/envelope.html. Be sure to check it out if you are looking for some good random act of kindness ideas this holiday season.
With this being the Christmas season I thought it would be a great time to give the stress-busting envelope to one of the loyal readers of the Smart Health Wellness and Performance blog. So if you are interested in receiving $50 in cash to spend on someone else, and promise to tell me what you did with the money please send an email with the subject line “Stress-Busting Envelope” to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be received by midnight on Monday, December 19th. I will announce the winner on next week’s blog.
EXCITING UPDATE: My sister, Jeannie Klisiewicz, saw this post and is going to contribute a $50 "Stress-Busting Envelope" of her own! So now there are two chances to win!!!
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder and President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance