Being kind to yourself and others is something we should all practise and a message that’s even more important during the current pandemic and lockdown.
This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week (14-20 February). Here are some suggestions on how you can show kindness during lockdown:
1.Organise a virtual get-together for someone who’s going through a rough time.
2.Follow some positive accounts on social media, for example @kindness.news, @wholesome_planet and @the_happy_broadcast on Instagram. If a post brightens your day, share it with others.
3.Drop a note to an elderly neighbour to ask them if they need anything. Help someone feel less isolated.
4.Allow yourself breaks from study and work. A screen break can also be beneficial.
5.Take time to check in with a friend you haven’t spoken to for a while.
7.Invite your friends list to ‘like’ the page of a local business to help it grow.
8.Offer to make your housemate a cup of tea or a meal.
9.Always say thank you. You could take the time to thank a teacher or lecturer who has helped you.
10.Take some time for yourself! Be sure to set some time aside in the week to do something you enjoy.