Maintain relationships and social connections during this time
Social connections are crucial for mental health. Feeling connected to others has been shown to reduce stress, increase happiness, and give us a sense of purpose. Studies have also shown that people who feel connected have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
That said, it’s hard to stay connected while social distancing, but maintaining relationships is perhaps more important now, during COVID-19, than ever.
Here are some tips to help you stay connected during this time.
Texting is a great way to stay in touch, but we’re often not fully engaged during a text conversation as we are when we’re talking to someone.
Schedule a time to chat in real time either on video or phone so that you can be fully present.
Use technology to create new experiences.