by the Feel Good Team
Moving away from home to University can be a daunting time, especially at the moment. And whilst you might be really excited, some new students might be struggling with nerves and worries.
Here we really care about your wellbeing and happiness – and it starts with all of us being nice and looking out for each other. And with it being World Kindness Day what better time to share some little acts of kindness which might make a difference to someone’s day!
And whilst we know that the pandemic has restricted how we can interact with each other and limited how much contact you can have with another person, there are still lots of ways you can be kind to others.
Why not try out some of these random acts of kindness?
- Organise a virtual catch up or phone call with a friend or family member, especially if you think they are lonely or are self-isolating.
- If you’ve got a course mate who’s a bit quieter than everyone else, reach out to them. It costs nothing to say ‘hi’ or give them a wave if you’re on campus– you could be the first person who’s been friendly to them.
- Make a cup of tea for one of your flatmates.
- If you see somebody looking lost on campus, ask them where they’re going. You might not be able to direct them, but you can always see if you’re headed to the same place.
- Reach out to a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while.
- If a friend is having to self-isolate, arrange to watch a film or TV programme with them at the same time and video call.
- Tell someone you know, why you are thankful for them.
And most importantly remember that everyone is going through a difficult time at the moment, so have patience with other people and be kind to yourself as well!
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