Now more than ever we need to act with kindness, be considerate of others, and support our local community and businesses.
Reach out to an elderly neighbour
Leave some flowers and a note on their doorstep. Make sure they have your phone number. Call out over the fence. Offer to pick up some groceries. Just let them know they are remembered.
Jump off email and onto Zoom or Facetime
With many people working from home or having to stay at home, we will miss the nuances of face to face contact. Instead of emailing or texting, choose instead to video call with someone.
Shop online locally
Look up your favourite local physical stores to see if they have an online option – many will have.
Keep local restaurants and cafes in business
You can order direct with them, support them and help to keep their staff numbers up. Practice exceptional hygiene by washing hands as soon as you receive and unpack the bag.
Share a laugh
Don’t forget that humour can be a great mechanism for coping with stress. Positive jokes and witty conversation can make you feel closer to the people around you and socially supported. Another important aspect of humour is that it helps us to look at the same situation in different ways.
Take care of each other everyone!