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Day 13 of 21: Mental Wellness

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Day 13: Recognizing Common Humanity

Task: Ask a stranger how his or her day is going? Keep your distance if you do this in person.

Why: Too often in life, we’re super busy and rushing from one job to the next. We forget that the barista, check-out person or cashier at the gas station is a human whose life is rich with dreams, hopes, troubles and worries.

When we take a couple of seconds to acknowledge the humanity of another, we improve our sense of connection with the world. This is the antidote to disconnection, which is linked to depression/anxiety.

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