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How to spread a little kindness
Tuesday, 28 April · 2 min read

Since the pandemic began, there have been many examples of people performing extraordinary acts of kindness from around the world.

And in times like these, a little kindness goes a long way.

Helping someone else can benefit you as well as them - when we practice acts of kindness, it can have a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

If you want to spread some kindness, why not try some of these ideas:

  • call a friend who you haven’t heard from in a while
  • reach out to a neighbour you’ve never met to let them know you’re there to help if they need anything
  • send a motivational message to a friend or family member who’s experiencing loneliness while in isolation
  • send an inspirational quote to a friend
  • donate to a charity
  • support a small business by ordering from them online
  • offer to share a skill with a friend via a video call
  • arrange a video lunch with a colleague if you’re working from home
  • if it’s someone’s birthday, send them an eCard

Quote of the day

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -- Ellen Parr

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Some people are in fact experiencing the opposite: longer, and more vivid dreams.

So why could this be? Psychology professor Mark Blagrove explains in this video by the BBC.