We are living in unprecedented times thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Life as we know it has been turned upside down, and human connection can feel like a distant memory. Although it may seem like everything is all doom and gloom, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Thankfully, the times we live in now allow us to be able to reach out to loved ones in several ways, helping to ease stress and still feel connected to others.
Checking social media to stay close to friends and family can be a great way to pass the downtime. However, beware of how much you are using social media and relying on it, as it can sometimes be detrimental to your mental health. With everyone touting differing theories and opinions, it is easy to get caught in the drama of others which can lead to feelings of anxiety or depression.
Thankfully, the internet has ways for us to still stay connected and focused on the good by being mindful of who you want to engage with. It is important to surround yourself with positive and like-minded people who can help make you smile and ease your anxious mind. Since physical face to face human contact isn’t an option, we are lucky to live in a time when there are still many ways to connect while being apart. With so many chat and video options, like Zoom, Facetime, and Skype, readily available, we can still be together and feel a human connection at a time we need it most.
Putting a pen to paper can do wonders for your mental health! A daily journal entry can help clear your mind and let you focus on the good that is happening around you. Not only does writing make you feel better, but it can help others as well.
Writing a letter to someone that you love means so much more to both you and them. If a traditional letter in the mail seems too long of a wait for you then it is equally beneficial to email those you care about. This can be a great tool if you have someone who may not be tech-savvy enough to do video chats, but you still want to connect with.
The easiest and fastest way to reach out to loved ones is by picking up the phone. Most people have access to a phone and even the most reluctant phone chatter is ready to answer the call nowadays.
If you find you’re feeling down, call your funny friend whom you know will make you laugh. It’s true that even over a phone, the person you are talking to can feel if you are smiling. There is so much deep connection in just a voice that it can transform your mood almost immediately.
If your friends and family seem far away, or if you need some assistance with sorting through your own intuition, it’s time to seek the assistance of Mel Doerr. Mel can help you navigate these feelings; he is compassionate and dedicated to helping you find peace in these difficult times. He’s only a phone call away.