Keep in touch with your support system.
Whether you are watching a movie, having a game night or simply catching up, you can still enjoy each other’s company by using the video feature on your phone!
Especially if you are working from home, it can be easy to forget to take breaks and get some fresh air. Invite a friend to join you for a walk so you can visit and exercise.
Embrace snail mail
Do you love to draw? Paint? Write? Get crafty at home and send the final masterpiece to someone you care about. It’ll be unexpected and serve as a reminder that you are thinking about them.
Other Ways to Stay Connected
Remember, physical distancing does not have to mean social distancing — you can still see your loved ones this winter!
Schedule weekly check–ins so you know you’ll be able to catch up no matter what else is going on. These days it can feel especially easy to get bogged down by current events, work and other aspects of life that have changed dramatically. This makes it difficult to remember to take a break to simply visit with a friend or family member. If you have a scheduled time when you either call or video chat with someone, you won’t have to think about it or plan — socializing will automatically be part of your routine.
Find support online if you are having trouble making and/or keeping connections with your loved ones. Whether or not you know why you are struggling, a therapist can listen and provide guidance about next steps.
These are some suggestions, but there are so many more! Get creative and discuss with your friends and family what you can do to stay connected. No matter what, you can continue to remind yourself that this pandemic will pass, and you will be able to socialize in person and return to your normal activities together.
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