5 Ways to Stay Connected During Social Isolation
The current situation can feel quite overwhelming and unfamiliar, so finding different ways to cope can make all the difference on a day by day basis. We’ve put together some top tips for staying connected during this period of social distancing and we’d love you to let us know if any of these have worked for you.
1. Connect with Nature
Although social distancing is in place connecting with nature can make you feel less trapped. While the sun is shining go into the garden, take your cuppa and spend 5 or 10 minutes breathing in some fresh air. Why not head out on your lunch break for a quick walk? Or even sit and eat you lunch in the garden? We guarantee you’ll feel better and more refreshed for your afternoon at work.
2. Connect with distanced family and friends
You might feel like you are spending more time with family than ever, but spare a thought for those living alone during this time. Give them a call, facetime them or even write a letter. Think of something else to talk about, apart from the current situation and invest in that form of escapism. There is no better time to get familiar with video calls or Facetime than now!
3. Have A Spring Clean
The likelihood is that over the next few weeks you will be spending much more time inside than you usually do. One of the best ways to make this a little easier is to have a clear out, de-clutter and make your space somewhere you want to be! Whether that be your bedroom, front room or new work from home space; having a clean working or relaxing environment will certainly help lift your spirits.
4. Try Something New
Always been curious about connecting on a more spiritual level? Well now could be your chance. There is lots of free yoga, meditation and work out classes available on YouTube so why not use the extra free time to immerse yourself into something new? Find your inner calm and little zen which will hopefully help you feel more grounded in times of uncertainty.
5. Connect with Yourself
Use this time to focus on you. Set yourself some isolation goals, and use that to give yourself some structure when you need it most. Invest in some serious self-care in whichever form works best for you. Read a new book, build up your skincare routine, set yourself a work out zone up, spring clean, bake a cake! The options are endless! Try to focus more on what you can do, not what you can't do.
Remember; "Staying positive doesn't mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on hard days you know that there are better ones coming."