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How Making a Kindness Map Improves Your Mental Health

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

As humans, we often find ourselves hung up on the negative experiences that occur throughout our day. Unfortunately, dwelling on these experiences can damper our overall mood and make it hard for us to unwind when the day ends. For many people, all it can take is one bad interaction to ruin their entire day. What if I told you that you could train your mind to focus more on the good rather than the bad by creating a simple kindness map?

The Kindness Map- What is it?

The Kindness Map is a site that debuted in 2018. The purpose of this website is to “magnify kindness in the world.” When opening the Kindness Map, you are greeted with a digital atlas of the world filled with little hearts plotted in the places where individuals have experienced kind acts. From there, you get to read the stories of these individuals and how an act of kindness left them feeling good, appreciated, and safe. The site is free to join, and anyone is welcome to participate in sharing their stories about the kind events/people that they have encountered.

How To Create Your Own Kindness Map

You can create a personal kindness map to keep note of your experiences throughout your day-to-day movements. This map can come in various forms, including:

  • Written in a journal

  • Noted on a home-printed map

  • As a mental reminder of the thoughtful experiences you had throughout the day/week/month By contributing to a kindness map, you will rewire your brain to stop thinking about the negative encounters you have and begin to focus on the positive ones instead.

Ebury Edge

Ebury Edge is a medieval village in London with a high archeological priority. Many famous creative thinkers have resided in this village. Amongst these individuals were Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, Thomas Wolfe, Vita Sackville-West, and George Moore.

Ebury Edge is now a temporary work and community space where individuals or groups can test their small businesses and creative ideas.

On Ebury Edge’s opening day, The Kindness Studio is hosting a workshop to create a kindness map that follows the book, Conversations in Ebury, written by George Moore in 1924.

This workshop emphasizes the importance of preserving memories and navigating history where kindness can be found. The studio would like to invite you to join them on July 23rd to help complete a kindness map that follows George Moore’s book. During this workshop, we will walk through all the beautiful and fulfilling events that originated in Ebury.

As always, we hope to see you there and encourage you to spread kindness everywhere you go!

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