Let’s face it, we’re all going a bit crazy with our current temporary way of life. Being separated from our close friends and family, becoming make shift teachers, working from home (if you’re able to), and cooking three times a day; it’s a lot. If you’re an essential worker, although your job has remained the same, the knowledge of the invisible enemy is constantly at the forefront of your mind, not to mention the process you go through when you get home at night to ensure you don’t contaminate your home or family. Some essential workers have had to separate themselves from their family out of fear they will bring something home to them unintentionally. We’re all in some way or another isolated from the outside world, or the world that we’ve known most of our lives. So how do we stay connected with others while we’re social distancing? Here are a few tips.
Virtual Gatherings: While right now many of us need a night to let loose with our friends to relieve some stress, it’s not necessarily in the realm of possibilities. But there are several ways you can stay in touch virtually.
Quarantine Baking & Drop Offs: Many of us have been getting in the kitchen a little more often, and what spreads cheer better than baked goods? Get some of your energy out, make some of your favorite goodies, and drop them off on the porch of your neighbor’s house with a nice card, and a kind encouraging word. Nothing feels better than doing something nice for someone else. We’re all in this together after all.
It’s easy to get down when we’re separated from all that we are used to, and what our normal lives generally look like. It’s easy to question ourselves and even our purpose during a time like this. It would be easy to withdrawal, and distance ourselves from our loved ones. Keeping yourself connected with others right now is incredibly important. Use one of these tips to stay social while practicing social distancing.