Chillout with Redbridge Libraries
The Covid-19 pandemic has created big challenges for our mental health and overall wellbeing, whether we're isolating at home, dealing with loss or trying to live with the changed circumstances.
To help, every week in Chillout with Redbridge Libraries, we’re highlighting an option for chilling out and/or improving wellbeing.
Kindness, or doing good, often means putting other people’s needs before our own. #DYK kindness matters? Evidence shows that helping others can benefit our own mental health and wellbeing in many ways such as: improving our mood; reducing stress; improving self-esteem. Thinking of the needs of others can also take us away from ourselves and our own concerns. This week, we recommend the Mental Health Foundation’s Kindness Matters Guide. It shows the positive impact helping others can have on your mental health, including some tips and suggestions to encourage you. So, have a read and think about doing something kind for a friend or a stranger today: https://vrcl.uk/3c9BRlk. They also have inspiring suggestions for random acts of kindness during Covid19: https://vrcl.uk/3cabLyp
How can kindness help yourself and others? Our guide to being kind.