Secrets to keeping a clean bill of mental health during social distancing – Stay connected!

by | Mar 27, 2020 8:58AM

Staying connected in a time of crisis and uncertainty is so important to a person’s mental health and well being. It’s even more important for someone who already struggles with depression or anxiety. Here are some tips to keep you connected and happy while social distancing and during self-quarantine.

  1. Use technology! In today’s world, technology is readily available and almost everyone has a cell phone and/or computer. Phoning a friend, a video call, or even sending a simple text are all ways to reach out and let someone know you care. Know someone who struggles with depression? Give them some extra attention today.
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  2. Stay active. You can still visit the great outdoors. Take a walk and say hi (from a distance) to a neighbor. Go jogging or biking. Exercise will help boost your immune system and Endorphins which trigger a positive feeling in the body.
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  3. The family that quarantines together, plays together. Enjoy your family while you have downtime at home. This is a perfect opportunity to bond with the ones you love. Play a board game, watch a movie, bring back family dinners at the table, or even just talk.
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  4.  Join a virtual club and start a conversation with other members.
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  5. Write a good old fashion letter or send a card. Receiving this in the mail could really make someone’s day!
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  6. Meditate! This keeps you connected to yourself and calms the spirit. For meditation tips, click here.
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  7. Watch a movie with a friend while on a video call. You aren’t in the same room together but still interacting.
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  8. 12 Apps That Help You Stay Connected While Social Distancing
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  9. Here are 40 ways to remain social during the quarantine.

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Remember, you are not alone even if you’re by yourself. ? ❤️

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