Cruelty is so often publicised in the news, it is easy to forget there are billions of good people out there, doing kind things for others. The world isn't easy. Social media can isolate people, TV means people socialise less. Our communities are getting smaller and segregating. It is easy to focus on ourselves, help... Continue Reading →
When things go wrong, avoid blaming people, even when you know it was their mistake. Think of the problem as an opportunity, look for new perspectives and find the best way forward, together where possible.
Use one of your strengths in a creative way - cook, draw, write, paint or make something - for someone who is going through a rough time.
Learn how to say basic pleasantries in other languages so you can welcome people from those countries should the occasion arise.
Do yourself (and everyone you will be around tomorrow) a favour and get a good night's sleep. Put away electronic gadgets 30 minutes before bed, make sleep a priority and try to go to bed at the same time to create a routine.
Ask someone how they are and really listen to their reply. Turn your phone off and give them your full attention. Let them talk without butting in, feel their emotion and respond to what they are really saying.
Thank three people you are grateful to, tell them why/how it made a difference and say how much they mean to you.
Openly congratulate other people on their success, or an achievement that otherwise may go unnoticed.