We are social creatures. So it’s no surprise that, after nearly 6 months of social distancing and more, quarantine fatigue has begun to set in. What do you do when you want to socialize but maybe you are in a higher risk category when it comes to COVID-19? How do you keep that ever-important social aspect in your life?
Before we get to the tips, something very important to note: If you’re having persistent sadness or anxiety so much so that it interferes with your daily life, it’s time to reach out to a counselor or therapist. You can do that through teleconferencing too, so you don’t have to put yourself at unnecessary risk.
Ok, back to the tips. Start by asking yourself: What matters to you? Do you have a hobby you’d like to resurrect or take up for the first time? A whole world of online, live-streamed classes has opened up, from ceramics to languages to bread-making.
For the elderly or those who live alone, isolation can be particularly grueling. There are numerous efforts to connect elderly people in senior living facilities with younger people around the country. Check with local groups and nursing homes to some ways to connect where you live.
At Marion Manor, we offer video chats and scheduled, socially-distanced outdoor visits for those who want to connect with their loved ones that are staying with us. Give us a call at (740) 387-9545 to get more information.