Ways to Empower Someone

This word has been around for a long time, but has recently picked up steam: “empowerment”. The word has benefits that can be applied to any relationship, whether between friends, family members, children and parents, or business leaders and employees. The next time you’re working on a project with someone else, try to empower them! This article will share five ways you can empower someone....

Nicole’s Internship Reflection (Gifting.sg and Swapie.co)

During the internship for the past 2 and a half months I have been working at Swapie.co and Gifting.sg , I have had the privilege of working in a fun and productive environment. I was able to try my hand at various tasks from different departments and gained an experience that I believe is rare for interns today.  Human Resource Management At the beginning of my internship, I was entrusted with...

How to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships

  It is a good idea to take a quick look at the definition of interpersonal relationships. In short, an interpersonal relationship is a strong or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that can last from a brief time period to an ongoing one. This can extend from family to friends, to colleagues, to neighbours, or even strangers that you have just met. It can be a...

Small Acts Of Kindness

Amid the challenges of the current COVID pandemic, now more than ever is a time to be kind. This can be done through small acts of kindness such as simply sending a thoughtful note to a faraway friend or helping your parents with chores can make a huge difference in someone’s day. Meghan Marcum, PsyD, chief psychologist at A Mission for Michael noted that giving back to society is not a purely...

Benefits of having a strong social support system

As humans, we need other humans to thrive. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on our physical and mental health. Social support refers to the psychological and material resources provided by a social network to help individuals cope with stress. Such social support may come in different forms, and might involve: Helping a person with various daily tasks or offering...

Coping with work-from-home (WFH) boredom

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have found ourselves isolated in our homes with the default work-from-home (WFH) arrangement required by the Government. Initially, WFH seemed like a new and refreshing idea welcomed by many employees, but as time passed, WFH started to become dull and even draggy to a point where people began to dread it. In this article, we have compiled a list of...

How To Show That You Care

Sometimes just knowing that someone is there for you can make a world of difference. Showing someone that you care about them can create a safe environment, allowing them to open up and feel comfortable to sound out their troubles. It creates a sense of belonging, security and care that boosts our mental health. This is a form of social support (psychological help offered to help someone cope in...

Stress Relief Methods

Everyone experiences stress but stress can either be constructive or destructive. Stress, when effectively managed and handled, can result in an increase in productivity and getting work done. However, if constantly placed under stress coupled with the inability to manage it, this can result in many undesirable or even harmful outcomes. In view of the current COVID working from home arrangements,...

Benefits Of Volunteering

Volunteering offers vital help to beneficiaries and to the community as a whole. However, on an individual level, as a volunteer yourself, there are much more benefits present than you may actually think of. 1 Connecting yourself to others   Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, make new friends,  and even to strengthen bonds with existing friends, through the means of shared...

Remote Volunteering Opportunities

With the ongoing Covid-19 situation, it is best to maintain safe-distances and avoid gathering. While there are still many remote volunteering opportunities that do not require you to leave the comfort of your home amidst the pandemic, you can still contribute to social groups! We have collated some remote opportunities here with a rough gauge of the commitment level. 1 Online tuition programmes...
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