The importance of asking ‘How are you?’

Monday, 4 January 2021 01:00 PM MYT
By Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan


New Year resolutions are a tricky thing.

We start the year fresh and ready for new beginnings. We vow to start new habits and end old ones.

And we are confident that the year ahead will be even better than the last.

I sincerely hope 2021 will be a better year for us all.

However, I know I am not alone when I feel slightly apprehensive about what lies ahead.

Enough has been said and written about the unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whether or not you contracted the coronavirus, the pandemic has affected you somehow, in some way.

For some of us, the effects of the pandemic could last a little while longer.

Nonetheless, I do believe that 2020 had its fair share of silver linings, particularly for those in the mental health community.


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