Whether you are considered high-risk or your area is under a quarantine mandate, it is important that you are still connecting with others as isolation will inevitably have an impact on your mental health. Feeling like you have a support system and people to talk to will help you emotionally, mentally, and physically. Your emotional and mental state can have an effect on your physical state so you should do what you can keep yourself positive and happy. Keep reading for tips on how to connect with others even while you are in quarantine.
Have Scheduled Visits with Others
If you do have many family or friends that you are just unable to see during this time, make sure you don’t lose touch with them. Make it a point to reach out to someone who may be struggling right now at least once a week. This can help you while keeping others in higher spirits. They will feel appreciated and happy that you thought of them. You never know who is also having a difficult time adjusting to their new home or has had other health concerns that requires them to stay at home.
No matter if you are quarantining for a brief time period or you are waiting until you are able to get the COVID vaccine, you should stay in contact with those who you may not be able to see right now. You should do everything possible to feel like a part of the world again and build your network by talking to others and connecting with people from all over the world. Hopefully, this time period can be a great opportunity to reconnect with your community and make new friends.
Start New Friendships Online
Due to the way that the pandemic has affected nearly everyone, this can make it easier to find people who may be experiencing the same or similar situation that you are. Try looking for support groups online so that you are able to connect and bond with others in similar situations. This can be a great way to keep yourself and others feeling like they are not alone. This can be a great option for people who may not have very many close family members or friends. In addition, there are a variety of ways to stay updated with new people you meet from support groups. For example, you can create a chat in Discord, have a Zoom call, or even just follow each other on Instagram. It all depends on what you are comfortable with.
Make Better Use of Social Media
One of the best ways to find people in your local area is through social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter. TikTok is new and is a fun way to share jokes with your friends and family from a distance. For example, you can make your own video for any social media platform to share with friends or family. It can also be fun to speed up or slow down your videos in order to make more interesting content. Once you join one of these social networks, you will be able to connect with others in your area. This can be especially helpful if you are not able to meet up with other people during the quarantine period. It will allow you to stay in touch with friends, family members, and other people in your area.
Journal Your Feelings
Another great way to reconnect with friends during the quarantine period is to create a blog or online journal. Journaling allows you to keep a diary about your experiences while in quarantine. This can also be helpful, especially if you need some inspiration or you are feeling lonely. As you write, you will become more confident about yourself and will be able to communicate better with those who are close to you. It is an excellent way to release feelings that may be bothering you or to try to express yourself if you aren’t ready to talk to others about how you feel yet.
If you are quarantining, this can be a very difficult time until things start to settle down. Doing your best to stay in a positive space will only benefit you and your family. When you are in a better place, it is typically easier to help others who are in need of some comfort. Stay connected with loved ones to the best of your ability until it is safe for you to be around others.
In collaboration with Rayanne Morriss.
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