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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..