Mental Health Awareness Week – Kindness

You may recognise the expression “it is better to give than receive”, but did you know this is backed up by research?

People who are kind and compassionate see clear benefits to their wellbeing and happiness. They may even live longer. Kindness can also help reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing.

We all have so much going on in our lives - including competing strains and stresses – not to mention the current coronavirus pandemic. This can see kindness pushed to one side, in favour of what is urgent or trending now.

It can be easy to signal kindness by posting online and following a trend, but harder to commit to kindness in our daily words and actions.

But if we take the time to be kind to other people, we can reap the emotional dividends. It can really make a difference and especially for people who are vulnerable or struggling.

Now is the time to re-imagine a kinder society that better protects our mental health.

If you would like to read more then click on the link below.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-matters-guide

 

During this challenging time it’s more important than ever to be kind to ourselves and each other, and to remember that it’s ok to not be ok.

Life can be so difficult just now so we need to remember to be kind to ourselves too. We should celebrate the small things we achieve, trying not to be too critical about what we can achieve each day or make comparisons with others.

 

It’s important to remember that you are not alone.

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Getting to know Iona Mitchell

 

Hi everyone I miss you all and hope you are all safe and well.

Here is a little more information about me to help you get to know me better.  I’m from Neilston and was born in 1979, I have a younger brother called Ross and a sister called Ailie we are a close family and very supportive of each other which is lovely . I came back into Child Care and education after bringing my family up, my eldest is seventeen.  I have worked with children all of my life and I really missed it. I was over the moon when I got a permanent job at Cart Mill family centre in January.

I’m married to James we were married at Eastwood house in 2001.

Do you like our farm themed cake? It has our house in the middle, our neighbour made it for us. Our honeymoon was in Cala d’Or Majorca  we have been back to Majorca many times James likes to drive around the island and explore it.

James and I have three children Jennifer Jamie and Rae. The top photo is us at North  Berwick we quite often go for a week in the summer with my parents. I have booked again for July hopefully we will get to go.🤞

Rae who is 9 likes to help out on the farm by collecting the eggs feeding the chickens  he even sometimes does a bit of tractor washing with the power cleaner. I think a bit of responsibility is good for him though he draws the line at helping to lamb a sheep.😂

We are very fortunate to live in the countryside I love going for long walks with my Collie dog Gael .  On the farm just now we have lots of foals being born it is also calving time though that’s definitely more my husbands department. I like to read non fiction books and autobiography’s. The last pop star I went to see was Shawn Mendes at the hydro, He was very good though I did feel a bit old sitting in between hoards of screaming  girls.

This is Jennifer my eldest we have miniature Shetland ponies she has won many prizes showing them.