At a glance
- In a busy world, where time is precious and we all have lots going on in our lives, kindness as a value can often be underestimated, undervalued or forgotten
- We've put together a guide to help highlight the need to be kinder to ourselves and each other, as well as some tips on how to get involved in a wider mental health conversation.
This year, amidst the chaos and uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, kindness has risen to the surface as a beacon of light and positivity – with acts of care and compassion being evident in many places. In times where we perhaps feel isolated and disconnected in many ways, kindness can and has for many, bridged the gap and united us together, strengthening our collective resolve to face into this unprecedented challenge we face.
In a world where we’re being pulled in various different directions and there’s a multitude of demands and pressures on our time every day, it can be difficult to prioritise ourselves. However, in times like these, it’s more important than ever.
Taking time to be kind to yourself and prioritising self-care will help you to safeguard your own physical and emotional wellbeing, and may help you to be more present for those who need you too. After all, to have the capacity to be kind to others, you must also be kind to yourself.