2020 has been a trying time for most of us around the world. Thankfully, being kept away from one another doesn’t have to mean we feel so alone. After all, there are some simple ways to feel connected while in isolation.
Stay in touch
This might sound like an obvious way to feel connected when in isolation, but it seems many people have forgotten to reach out to their loved ones every now and then. Many of us are surrounded by all kinds of tech, such as our smartphones and tablets. Why not pick up one of these and try video calling your friends? You could even set up a weekly video quiz with your family to spice things up. If you want to push the boat out even further, it could be time to send some people hand-written letters.
Volunteer in the community
Not everyone can volunteer within the community for one reason or another. However, if you can, this can be a simple way to feel connected while in isolation. It could be anything from safely delivering meals to your neighbors in need, working with organizations that need some help in these times, or going out of your way to help someone without them asking. Something as simple as delivering some groceries or sweeping someone’s driveway could be all it takes to put a smile on someone’s face.
Get your body moving
They say that moving our bodies is supposed to fill us with all kinds of feel-good hormones. Could now be the time to find out? We think so. Thankfully, there are plenty of workout videos online that have been made for people with no equipment or little space. There are also several spiritual videos, such as yoga routines and guided meditation, that can both have calming effects on our bodies. Having less stress can be all we need to feel a little more connected to the world.
Find a new hobby
If ever there was a time to try a new hobby, this could be it. Many of us have more time on our hands than we ever thought we’d have, but it can be easy to let the hours slip by and realize we’ve done nothing with our day. There are plenty of hobbies we can try from our house, but that’s not the only benefit of trying something new. We can also feel connected in isolation by reaching out to online groups and building friendships thanks to a new hobby.
Adopt a pet
Don’t forget; a pet is for life, not just for lockdown. However, if you have the time, space, and money to welcome a furry friend into your life, it could be all many of us need to feel connected while in isolation. You can also rest easy knowing you’ve given a shelter animal a new chance at life.
There are several simple ways to feel connected while in isolation that can have hugely positive effects on not just our social life but our mental health, too.