Wellness Wednesday: The Simplicity and Power of Kindness

Stay Well at Home

University of Kent Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager, Brenda Brunsdon

Easter has come and gone.  The sun shone brightly for a couple of days and this may have lifted our spirits even though we couldn’t go out and enjoy it as we would really like.  Hopefully, while acting in line with the Government’s rules, we were able to get some sun on our skin to boost our Vitamin D levels.  Research tells us that this may help with our immunity and with our sense of wellbeing.

Now it is a new working week and it is cold and grey.  It’s possible we can feel our resilience being tested again, maybe even slipping away from us.

It’s important to acknowledge that these are difficult times and all of us are going to feel mentally and emotionally fragile.  This might only happen occasionally or some of us could be finding it happening more often.  And we might be more aware that it is affecting those we have contact with, judging by how they are displaying their emotions.

Kindness is something we can all still demonstrate and appreciate in the current situation.  Whether it is the extreme kindness of medical workers, care givers or charity workers or the simple things you see members of your family, friends or work colleagues doing, it can inspire us and make us feel better.  It can help to bolster our mental wellbeing.

Try checking out the Kindness UK website to learn more about how practising kindness is such a positive thing.  Or have a look at this article on kindness from Psychology Today

Wellness Wednesday is part of Kent Sport’s  #KentSportStayWellAtHome series of daily blogs and vlogs to keep you positive during these unusual times. To be sure not to miss our updates, Like us on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter @UniKentSports – we hope you enjoy and join in!

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