Look after yourself by caring for others

There is plenty of research that shows caring for others actually restores us and improves our own sense of well-being.

We are a social species, therefore concern and care for the well-being of others is a biological need and necessity.

If you are worried and anxious, one strategy for alleviating this is connecting with people, othering support, either practical or a listening ear.

The sense of all being in it together is very reassuring. We saw this weekend communities in Italy pulling together singing songs to support and reassure each other.

Playing your part in your community will, I guarantee help your mental health and well-being. It does not have to be a big gesture. Buying just what you need, offering to shop for an elderly relative or neighbour, not going to work if you can work from home, suggest staff do the same, or even just picking up the phone and texting or chatting to with someone.

Being kind, and paying attention to those around you, will pay dividends for the community and yourself.

So please be kind look after others to look after yourself.

  • Practice social distancing, including working from home if you can
  • Only buy what you need
  • Offer to shop for others
  • Make regular contact over the phone or Internet with friends and family

Published by Matt Smith Personal and Professional Coach

Performance and Life Coach

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