During uncertain times, it’s not always easy to retain a sense of optimism and normalcy. Panic and anxiety spurred on by what we hear on the news and social media can impact us, while isolation and disconnection can take a toll on our mental and physical health. And while it can be difficult to take a step back, social distancing does not mean disconnection. These challenging times make it even more important that we take care of ourselves and that as a community, we are there for each other. Now is the time to check in on our loved ones, our neighbours, and our co-workers and to offer a bit of additional kindness to our community.
So how can we connect during times of isolation? Luckily, we live in a world full of amazing technology that allow us to connect without physical touch. Have you ever had a virtual knitting date? Or completed a workout with your gym buddy via a workout app? Have you ever taken an online course? Or if you’re spending some time at home with a partner, maybe it’s a good night for a candlelit dinner date at home.
Social distancing doesn’t need to be isolation – now is the time to pick up your phone and give someone a call who may need it.