Not just mental health and well being is affected by positive social interaction but physical health as well. Strong, healthy relationships can also strengthen your immune system, help you recover from disease, and possibly even lengthen your life.
So what can you do to help make sure you are getting positive social interaction while social distancing?
- If you have access to it, use technology to stay in touch. If you have a smartphone, use the video capabilities (seeing someone’s facial expressions can help increase connection)
- Spend the time connecting with the people you are living with. If you are in a lock-down situation, use this time to improve your existing relationships
- Manage your stress levels and keep a routine as much as possible
- Attend a virtual workshop