Social Engagement During Social DistancingYou’re doing all you can to stay healthy. You’re washing your hands, disinfecting high traffic surfaces, and staying at home. But are you attending to your emotional health? It’s easy to feel isolated while you’re social distancing, but you can still stay connected while you’re at home.

Try Technology

With services like Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom, you have plenty of options to video chat with family and friends. Plus, most video chat services are free of charge. Ask a family member, friend, or neighbor to help you set up an account and give you a run-through of the basics.

Online Activities

There are endless online board and card games that you can access for free. You can also download gaming apps on your smartphone or tablet that can connect you to friends and family. You’ll have to connect to others through your contacts or Facebook, so ask for help if you’re unsure.

Reading is a great way to keep your mind active during self-isolation, so why not make it a social pastime? Online reading groups like Online Book Club connect you to fellow readers and authors. You’ll receive new reading suggestions and options to buy books on Amazon.

Thanks to live streaming, you can also experience live performances from the comfort of your own home. Symphonies and artists across the country are live streaming concerts and performances so you can enjoy your favorite music while staying safe.

Stay Remotely Involved In Your Community

Community organizations, church groups, and political campaigns are always looking for volunteers to help make phone calls. This is a perfect way to stay active in your community from the safety of your home. Contact your social organizations and ask if there is anything you can do to support them during the crisis remotely.

Make A Social Schedule

As we adjust to this new normal, it’s helpful to stick to a daily schedule, including setting aside time to catch up with loved ones. Pick a time of day or a few days each week to call your family or friends and talk. Maintaining a sense of emotional connection will fend off feelings of loneliness, isolation, and depression.

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