How To Maintain Social Connections In 2021

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As many of us face a more virtual life during this confusing planetary time, it is vital that we maintain social connections to protect our mental well being. 

As the below quote elaborates on, human connection is a powerful force that we learn early on in life:

Never underestimate the empowering effect of human connection.

All you need is that one person, who understands you completely, believes in you and makes you feel loved for what you are, to enable you – to unfold the miraculous YOU.” – Drishti Bablani, Wordions

Here are some tips to aid you in maintaining your social connections this year: 

  • Blogging friends. As many of you read this, you will know that you have a blog that can connect you to beings from all across the world. How amazing, right? Use your blog to create friends by leaving comments here and there and seeing if you get a response that resonates with you. Be brave, send out the frequency into the universe that you will find friends on this platform. From personal experience I can say that making friends on WordPress has changed my life, maintaining connections are vital to keep you on the right track.
  • Friends and family. Have you spoken to your family and friends recently? Maybe we could rekindle a friendship and see how your friends are doing. Sending an email, making that phone call.. reaching out and holding your arms open may be the key to maintaining your social connections. You never know until you reach out.
  • Use technology to connect with family and friends. From Facebook to FaceTime to Skype to WhatsApp, plenty of options are available.
  • Check on your neighbors who live alone to ensure they are okay. Strike up regular conversations with these individuals at the same time every day or several times a week. Ask if they need anything before you go to the grocery store. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, you can give much-needed support to others in your community.
  • Participate in group activities. If you live in an apartment building with a courtyard, for example, someone might lead group activities such as light exercise or talking sessions from the courtyard with residents participating from their balconies and front yards. Or find online group activities you can participate in.
  • Volunteer. Community support groups could need you for outreach calls, either over the phone or in person, to support others who are not socially connected in some way during this time.
  • Spend more time in the park or dog park. Say hello to other dog owners or those you pass in the park. Many people might be grateful to connect and chat.
  • Hang out in your front yard and interact with neighbors. Pull up your chair and chat across the fence while they work in their yards or wash their cars. Talk to postal workers as they deliver mail, or chat with those walking along the sidewalk.
  • Online support groups. Search around on the internet for online support groups that fit your criteria for what you are looking for within that group. You may feel more supported knowing there are others out there that feel as you do my friend.

Social connections are the threads that bind our communities together. By prioritizing human interactions and finding meaningful ways to connect during this time of physical distance and social isolation, we can support each other.

We hope this post inspires you to understand the importance of social connections during this time; let us know how you manage your social connections below..

85 Comments Add yours

  1. The Social nature is a real struggle for me- I am an extrovert, and I am incredible with people

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    1. GS says:

      That’s is great. It’s a great boost for our mental health

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    1. Ryn says:

      Interesting

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      1. DiosRaw says:

        🖤

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    2. GS says:

      Among the other psychosocial capital factors responsible for maintaining health and well-being, the social cure has attracted much attention in the last decade. The term social cure has derived out of the health benefits of social connections or social connectedness, which has its root in Tajfel’s social identity theory, referring to the notion of `we-ness’ in the intergroup relations. It is based on the premise that humans are social animals and are evolved to live in social groups. Researchers have argued that the enhanced feeling of social connection results in closed social bonding, decreased loneliness, increased happiness, self-esteem and life satisfaction. It is also seen to improve emotional understanding and empathy towards the self as well as others. It works as a protective and curative factor in mental health and could be considered a vital psychological resource to help manage and improve health during the present crisis. However, the opposite of the same is also true. People with increased feeling of social isolation exhibit higher physical and psychological health problems. It is therefore pertinent to believe that social connectedness is the key to our increase psychological capital and well-being.

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      1. Ryn says:

        Interesting

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      2. DiosRaw says:

        Yes, it has been proven that loneliness will kill just the same as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day..

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      3. GS says:

        Yup 👍🏼

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    3. DiosRaw says:

      🖤

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  2. I have especially enjoyed reaching out by phone to many of the elders in our church. It feels strange to say we have grown closer than we have ever been before.

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    1. GS says:

      Effort is all that matters. It may surprise us sometimes

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      1. DiosRaw says:

        Reaching out, you never know what magic could happen..

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      2. The harvest is greater than I expected for sure.

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      That’s beautiful, keep going with that my friend. 🙏

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      1. I am enjoying the work.

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      2. GS says:

        Thank you again

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      3. DiosRaw says:

        Thank you.

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  3. Social connection is indeed important, sometimes just seeing people can also work. Going for a walk and just observing what is going on can be a passive way to get out of the pressure of being alone.

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    1. GS says:

      Walking increases opportunities for face-to-face social contact and helps people to map their neighbourhood in social terms. Trust, sympathy, respect, understanding, loyalty and co-operation – qualities core to social connection – come more easily through direct contact.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Thank you!

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  4. DiosRaw says:

    😘

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  5. Beautiful ❤️
    I hope everyone has a wonderful year!

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    1. GS says:

      Yes 🙌🏼

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      🖤

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  6. Helen says:

    Thanks for this post! It is a lovely reminder that even when we have to stay apart we are never truly apart as long as we have the internet

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post Helen

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  7. maribellav says:

    Since my parents are not technical savvy, as a daughter, I decided to visit them once a week to keep them happy and alert. The pandemic has a toll on them.

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    1. GS says:

      That is such a great thing to do Maribella. As the elderly are among the most vulnerable we recommend that you be extra cautious when visiting them.

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Of course, keeping all the elderly inside will take a toll on their spirits. You are doing a good thing. 🖤🙏

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Always a pleasure to read and share your great posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!
        xoxox 😘💕🌹✨

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      2. GS says:

        🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  8. Well…incredable post

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked it. It is written by diosraw.com

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Thanks, glad you liked it.

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  9. Tino says:

    It’s so tough maintaining connections right now. Handy tips these

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post. It’s written by my friend Amber from diosraw.com

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      1. Tino says:

        Thanks for sharing

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Glad you found it helpful!

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  10. Gibberish says:

    Some pertinent and wonderful points mentioned in the blog…thanks for sharing 😀😀

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. Glad you liked the post. It was written by diosraw.com

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Thank you, glad you found it valuable!

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      1. Gibberish says:

        Indeed ☺️

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      2. GS says:

        😬😬

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  11. Thank you so much for this 🙂

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome 🎊🎊

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Very welcome

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  12. Thanks for these wonderful tips. So important to maintain some form of safe social connection, whichever way possible.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes indeed. Specially in these days

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post

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      1. normalkush says:

        It came in like an answered prayer. Instantaneously!

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      2. GS says:

        Awesome….great! Thank you for inspiring me today.

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  13. Aurora M says:

    This is actually we need

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    1. GS says:

      Yes social connections are important

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  14. Roast By Public says:

    👍👍👍

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post.

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Glad you liked this. 🙏

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      1. GS says:

        💙💙

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  15. Ananyaya says:

    Beautiful….:)

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post Ananyaya

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Good to hear. 🖤🙏

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      1. GS says:

        💙💙

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Rizarho. Glad you liked the post

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Glad you loved it. 🙏🖤

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      1. GS says:

        💙💙

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you found it interesting

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    2. DiosRaw says:

      Good to hear. 🌹🙏

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  16. Hey! Great blog, hope you are doing fine.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Umar. All well here. Glad you liked the post.

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  17. TeeMee says:

    Great tips on building/maintaining social connections at a time when we need it most.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes social connections are very important. We need the companionship of others to thrive in life, and the strength of our connections has a huge impact on our mental health and happiness. Being socially connected to others can ease stress, anxiety, and depression, boost self-worth, provide comfort and joy, prevent loneliness, and even add years to your life.

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