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This year’s theme for #mentalhealthawarenessweek is kindness.

Something we’ve seen in bucket loads during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been so heartwarming to watch.

I thought I would share some tips on how to show kindness on social media – to yourself or to others (which can also affect mental health as we know).

 

Being kind to yourself on Social Media:

  • Curate your feed so it’s full of inspiration, motivation and good vibes when you’re scrolling though.⁠ Remember you’re in control of what you see.
  • No one is posting their failures.
  • Don’t get disheartened/start comparing your situation to others. We’re all on our own journey.
  • It’s OK to take time off if you need to⁠.
  • Always be kind⁠. Think before you type – you might not know the full story

 “No act of kindness, however small is ever wasted.” – Aesop

Being kind to other businesses on Social Media:

  • Share a small businesses’ profile. The new Instagram “Support Small” “Donate” “Giftcard” and “Order” stickers are perfect right now!
  • Buy from a small business if you can.
  • Collaborate on lives/blogs/virtual events.
  • Be helpful. How can you be valuable to your audience right now?

I hope you got some inspiration there. Feel free to connect with me on my socials and let me know how you’re getting on.

There is lots of information relating to Mental Health Awareness Week on the Mental Health Foundations’s website if you’d like to get involved.

What acts of kindness have you received lately?

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