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Small Good Things: A Journal to Help You Feel Good by Doing Good (for Yourself and Others) (Sage Green)

Small Good Things: A Journal to Help You Feel Good by Doing Good (for Yourself and Others) (Sage Green)

In a funk? Small Good Things is an easy journal that lovingly encourages you to do a good thing for yourself and a good thing for others each day. Every so often, this journal invites you to look back at your small good things to reflect on the positive impact you’re having in your life and the world around you. You’re pretty great!

This journal is for people want to feel better and feel good, or who just want to a reminder to do good things regularly.

Benefits of Doing Good for Others
Studies have shown that doing good things for others can increase happiness, self-esteem, self-confidence, feelings of calmness, compassion, and empathy, and sense of connection. It can help you grow a sense of purpose and generate feelings of satisfaction and gratitude. It can decrease stress, anxiety, and feelings of loneliness. It can improve your mood, strengthen your immune system, lower blood pressure, increase life expectancy, and decrease depression.

Benefits of Doing Good for Yourself
Engaging in regular self-care can cause you to become more attune to your physical and emotional needs, reduce stress and anxiety, lift mood, boost self-esteem and self-confidence, increase productivity, improve the quality of our relationships, and improve our sleep quality and digestion. Its benefits are better physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. Research suggests self-care promotes positive health outcomes, such as fostering resilience, strengthening our immune systems, and living longer.

About this journal:
  • Undated (You write in the date yourself. It’s judgement, pressure, and overwhelm-free!)
  • Available in 5 colors: Sage Green, Light Red, Marigold, Blue, Coral
  • 100 pages
  • At 6x9 inches, it can fit in totes, crossbody bags, backpacks, and most purses.
  • Meant as a keepsake and mood boost when completed, there to look at whenever needed.

Do it alone or together.
Ideal as a solo journey or with others. Get a copy for you and your partner, a friend, or family member and take this journey together. Do Small Good Things with your your family, coworkers, support group, book club, school club, fellowship group, or Facebook group.

Give the gift of Small Good Things.
When you give Small Good Things as a gift, you give a gift to that person and all the people they impact when they do good.

You choose what you do.
You can go for mid-sized or grand good things when you feel that you can, but the Small Good Things you do can be easy and free.

About good deeds:
According to a 2013 study, people who volunteered about four hours a week were 40 percent less likely than non-volunteers to have developed hypertension four years later. After an extensive review of 40 studies on the effect of volunteering on general health and happiness, the BMC Public Health journal concluded that volunteering is linked to decreased depression and improved well-being and life satisfaction.
A 2010 study found that the more you give, the lower your cortisol levels – the stress hormone.
Helping gives you bursts of euphoria called “the helper’s high” as dopamine and endorphins - the feel-good chemicals - are released in the brain.
The saliva of people who help contains more immunoglobulin A (an antibody that fights off infection and boosts the immune system).
Researchers from the University of Buffalo found that people who provided assistance (running errands, helping with child care, etc.), reported less stress and had reduced mortality.
A 2018 study found that people who regularly help others displayed reduced brain activity in the amygdala, contributing to reducing anxiety, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
"People who engage in kind acts become happier over time,” according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D, a professor of psychology who has studied happiness for over 20 years.