Posted on 10th October, 2020
"And the world came together as the people stayed apart." Jennifer Wagner.
What an inspiring quote! Physically distancing ourselves from others is important in limiting the spread of COVID-19. The past months brought unprecedented challenges. After weeks of lockdown, we realized that physically distancing does not have to be equal with social distancing. It doesn't have to mean complete isolation or loneliness. We are social beings. While we continue to practice social distancing for our safety, it is essential to stay connected with others. It's known that we are more than our physical bodies. It is important to maintain the well-being and balance on all of our levels, including the emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. For that is essential to stay connected with our friends, family, and community members during this uncertain time.
We need to come together, as we are all in this together. I think this is one of the most important lessons of this year. Stay connected with your friends, family, and community members. This is essential now, more than ever. Join support groups, book clubs, meditation groups to help you prevent depression, loneliness, and anxiety. It will make you feel supported and will remind you my dear, that you are never alone.
We talk a lot about staying connected with others. What about staying connected with ourselves, with our own feelings and emotions? Now, more than ever, it is important to pay attention to your health and well-being. My dear, dedicate some time each day for yourself. There are several effective ways that can be used to reduce your stress, anxiety, and worries, including yoga techniques, meditation, reading books, or different hobbies! Do something that bring happiness and fills your heart with joy.
It makes me happy when I hear from my clients, friends, or family members that during these difficult times, they found the strength and dedication to help those in need. Helping others always brings a sense of fulfillment and relatedness. Helping others with altruism not only feels good but also does us good, lowers stress, prevents depression and boost our energy level. It also adds a sense of purpose and meaning.
It is especially important to help our elderly friends, family, and community members. Simple acts of kindness, interacting, praying, meditating, working together as one community will create solidarity, will bring hope and will remind us we're all in this together, even when we are physically apart.