#randomactsofkindness

The coronavirus outbreak has taken many of us by surprise. Some have described it as a scene from a horror movie that they just want to turn off, whilst others have said that they feel like their entire world has been turned upside down.

One thing that has been remarkable to see is that kindness is prevailing during these uncertain times. People are coming together to sing on balconies, delivering care packages to those shielding and others are setting up groups to offer support to the elderly or vulnerable. The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for your own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. In short, doing good does you good.[1]

We encourage you all to get involved with acts of kindness! Here’s a few things our team has suggested:

 

  • Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
  • Help with a household chore at home
  • Tell someone you know that you are proud of them
  • Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them
  • Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling
  • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up
  • Send an inspirational quote to a friend
  • Contact someone you haven’t seen in a while and arrange a phone catch up
  • Lend your ear – call a colleague and ask how they’re finding the change in routine
  • Give praise to your colleague for something they’ve done well
  • Arrange to have a video lunch with a colleague
  • Send an inspirational story of kindness to someone you know

What will your #randomactofkindness be?

 

 

[1] https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-matters-guide#:~:text=Evidence%20shows%20that%20helping%20others,%2C%20self%2Desteem%20and%20happiness.&text=There%20are%20so%20many%20ways,time%20or%20cost%20any%20money.