When you perform an act of kindness your body releases a hormone called Oxytocin. This hormone has incredible effects on your body like; reducing stress, boosting social connections, improved cardiovascular health and an overall increase in happiness and relaxation.
This is why the theme for our first HomeQuarters box was kindness.
It's something that can cost nothing, take no time at all, is always warmly received and makes all involved feel better.
The July box contained two beautifully illustrated postcards and a simple request, fill these postcards in with some loving, genuine words about someone and send it to them. We've all been isolated from people we care about over the past few months and it's been a challenging time for many households. Can you imagine how great it would feel if on a particularly difficult day you got a postcard from a friend or relative with some kind words about yourself?
Acts of kindness like this not only gives a boost to someone you know, but it also makes you feel better both physically and mentally.
Included in our July box was:
Beanies Cookie Dough flavoured coffee
Plant Pops Smoked Chilli popped lotus seeds
Vive Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate bar
Los Bros Raspberry Lemonade Kombucha
Well & Truly Smoked Paprika corn snack
Scented sweet shaped highlighter pens
Two hand illustrated postcards
Take 5, a 5 minute workout to restore your body after sitting for hours