Surviving Stay-Home: Stay Connected When You’re Feeling Disconnected
You’re feeling disconnected. Maybe you have been feeling this way since the beginning of your “stay-home”, or maybe you were fine at first but thought this would be over by now. In either case, I think we are all realizing that “normal” is a long way off and finding new ways to connect may be the key to surviving stay-home.
Tierra has some great ideas and resources to help you feel connected even while disconnected. For more ideas, check out her full article here!
Virtual Connection – We may not be able to physically do activities with everyone like we once did before, but we have an abundance of technology that can help us to connect virtually. We can call our friends and family members via phone call, FaceTime, GoogleMeet, and much much more!
I am also noticing many companies making arrangements for people to continue activities together virtually. Have you heard of painting with a Twist? They guide you to paint a painting of your choosing with friends or family and you can enjoy a drink as a fun added bonus. Painting with a Twist is now allowing you to take these classes from home! How cool is that?! Here is the link, if you are interested:
But they are not the only company that has adopted to changes of COVID-19. Museums are allowing their displays to be displayed online. Check out Google’s Culture and Arts Galleries from all around the world:
Zoos are also allowing virtual tours!
It doesn’t stop there, check out your local businesses and find out what they are offering and support your local community!
Self Connection – It’s your time to find connection with yourself! Let’s take this time to connect with ourselves spiritually.
- Write in a journal. Writing can be extremely helpful for reflection and self connection. You can express your thoughts, feelings and emotions which is a therapeutic way to connect with yourself.
- Meditate. Meditating is another way to connect with yourself. Take a time in the day to breathe and unwind. There are tons of resources, such as apps and virtual online classes, to help guide your meditation. I use the Calm app. Try it here!
- Ask for help. Another amazing way to connect with yourself is therapy. Don’t knock it ’til you try it! Psychotherapy, or talk therapy is a great way to help deal with difficult emotions, fears, thoughts, and mental illnesses. You don’t have to have Major Depressive Disorder or suffer from Anxiety to see a psychotherapist. You can simply care about your mental health and need an extra ear to confide in. Right now, everyone in the world qualifies for psychotherapy since we are all dealing with trauma in our lives, so don’t be ashamed about caring for your mental health. Be strong and love yourself enough to seek help.
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