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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