CHECK OUT OUR TOP 4 WAYS TO HELP YOU TO CONTINUE SPREADING KINDNESS:
SPREAD POSITIVITY – A lot of people are unaware of the positive things they do in their day. In fact, the mind tends to minimise the positives we do in our day. So the next time you find yourself speaking to someone about their day, point out those moments when they have spread kindness and happiness because helping someone see themselves in a positive way helps improve self-esteem.
RESPOND WITH KINDNESS – Remember back to a moment when someone had shown you real kindness and helped you out which meant the world to you. Then think about ways you could show that same kindness to those in your life. Think of it as if you are ‘paying it forward’ when someone shows you kindness, no matter how big or small, pass this onto someone else as soon as you can.
MAKE SOMEONE’S DAY – This can be something fun for the entire family to get involved with, the simple act of hiding a kind note with either loving or a few motivational words to surprise someone can leave them with a smile on their face and motivation in their heart for the rest of the day. However, it is always simple for us to remember to show kindness to those when they are having a tough time or have just handed in their dissertation and University is now ending for them. If we can also remember those who do all those simple things on a daily basis that we might take for granted, such as putting love and care into the dinners they make for us or being at work on time each day and meeting deadlines. Those acts of kindness go much deeper than you will ever know, the simple expression of appreciation is equally as important as those kind words we give to those in a time of need. Plus you will love the feeling you get from making someone’s day – we bet it even puts a smile on your face for the day.
While we recognise that Mental Health Awareness Week highlights conversations, there are a number of resources available for you all year round. There are a number of health and wellbeing resources at the university to help us with our mental health. The Student Wellbeing Service has a wide range of resources to support you. You can access their service below.