Are you struggling to feel connected to friends, family, and loved ones during this time? Has the COVID-19 crisis affected your sense of community and well-being? Read on as we share some tips to help you maintain and even grow your sense of connectedness to others.
Tip #1: Creatively use online meeting platforms.
Staying connected with family and friends through FaceTime, Zoom, and online hangouts will help you stay grounded and relaxed. If you’re in a faith-based group, book club, or any social group that regularly meets in person, consider initiating an online meeting! Then, normalize the activity by keeping the same atmosphere, format, or topic of the meeting prior to the COVID crisis.
Tip #2: Connect with a professional.
Staying connected can also mean seeking professional counseling. Our caring therapists at CCPC are here for you at this time. We are offering two free sessions to all new clients through April! We invite you to call and connect with one of our amazing therapists today.
Tip #3: Connect with your family or roommates.
This is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with your immediate family or roommates and be intentional with your interactions and conversations. Consider having a nightly conversation guided by sharing the highs and lows of the day. Practice validating each other’s feelings with reflective listening and empathy.
Tip #4: Connect with your faith.
Prayerfully consider all the blessings and bright spots from the past few weeks; even the smallest things are gifts to be grateful for! Every day try to look for the good that surrounds you and be surprised how much peace and joy will come from this intentionality and mindfulness.
Stay tuned and stay well friends!
Our counselors have more tips on how to thrive during COVID-19. Please contact us to make a virtual/telehealth appointment.