I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. Yes, it is an uncertain time and there are things that we won’t be able to control – but it doesn’t have to be an obstacle, it can be an opportunity.
For 7 weeks I am going to send you a daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“Social distancing – but not emotional distancing!”
Tip # 12: Have a Zoom Party
My family is spread around the country and across the globe – but thanks to the wonder of technology we have been able to have weekly drinks as a family! This is a tradition that we didn’t start until self isolation happened – but is one that is likely to live on for us for a long time! We use zoom, but there are many other platforms if you want other options: house party, skype, messenger and fictive to name a few…
Whether the people you love are in the same town as you or far away, in this time of social isolation it is really important to invest some time in maintaining your social connections. Social media posts are fine, but it is a very different thing to actually get in touch with a specific person and have a conversation. It might be a quick call to have a laugh or to reach out for support, or it can be a planned online party with a few people, or even getting together on zoom to do an activity together (craft, cooking or exercising over zoom is surprisingly satisfying!)
Keep in mind the people in your life who are living alone and may not be tech savvy (especially the elderly) and be sure to phone them often in this time. When you are out on your daily walk or getting groceries – smile at strangers! We might need to keep distance from strangers, but we can also have lovely moments of connection.
Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown
A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture.
‘True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.’