It’s not just work and socialising that has been put on hold. Landmark celebrations and special events have also suddenly come to a standstill. However, there is always a way through. If today is feeling hard, tomorrow will be better. We are here for you.
Try things differently. Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, you may be developing your own creative and imaginative ways to deal with the situation within your own home. You may come out the other side feeling more content, educated and reflective.
Kindness releases feel-good hormones. So, go ahead and volunteer, help someone in need or buy someone a treat - it may be just the pick-me-up you need.
Kindness reduces stress and eases anxiety. Whether mild nervousness or severe panic, anxiety is extremely common and you're not alone. Being nice to others can be one of the easiest ways to keep anxiety at bay, so look for opportunities to help others. Small gestures can make a big difference.
According to Dr David Hamilton, author of The Five Side Effects of Kindness, being kind releases the hormone oxytocin, which dilates blood vessels and reduces blood pressure. So being kind is actually good for our hearts which, in turn, helps us to live longer. Here are seven top apps and resources for support: