24 Days of Kindness Challenge: Day 13

ByLeah ✨ Community Manager /

Today we challenge you to make time for the people in your life.

Making time for family and friends doesn’t have one specific definition. Sharing a meal, checking in over the phone or scheduling a dog walk, socially-distanced hike, or a zoom yoga class are all examples of ways to connect to those who matter to us.

The pandemic has taken an emotional toll on us all. The World Health Organization reports that mental health services are increasingly in demand as people struggle with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other mental health problems that were existing previously to, or have been exacerbated by, the Covid-19 safety protocols.

Especially when we would prefer to watch Netflix all day, it’s important that we stay connected to the people we love by reaching out and making time for them.

Today’s challenge has double the impact. Making time for others is an act of kindness because we show the people we love they are a priority. It is also a kindness to ourselves since spending time with loved ones is crucial to our own mental health.

Share your experiences on our world map. See previous 24 Days of Kindness Challenge prompts here.

 

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