10 October marks this year’s World Mental Health day, and what a year it’s been!
With so much uncertainty in the world at the moment I’m sure many of us have struggled in one way or another - whether that’s going a bit stir crazy, loneliness from being distanced, or just missing those easy catch ups with friends, things have changed for many of us!
Personally, I love being around people. Working from home and not seeing the rest of the PP team has definitely been a struggle. And I feel like I’m not alone in that! But ensuring I have regular video chats not only with my team, but also with friends from across the company, has really helped get me through . Even an occasional 10 minute chat, to make up for the time we would’ve spent together throughout the day making tea or coffee in a ‘normal’ world - the little chats count.
This year more than ever I’ve made it my mission to be kind always, and to check in on my friends more than I usually would! Even just sending a quick message with a joke or photo, to give them a chance to chat if they need.
Has anyone else found little tricks that help? It’d be great to share our ideas and discoveries for ways to get through such a turbulent year and support each other.