Unexpected lockdown and COVID pandemic have given us a lot of time. Making effective use of time is an art. Human is a social animal, and so we need connections. Distance, isolation, and lockdown have created a lot of stress and anxiety. To overcome this stress, we must maintain and build meaningful connections and relationships with people around us. Lockdown has allowed us to reconnect, strengthen and nurture relationships. Here are a few tips for making meaningful connections during house arrest.
- Be Available: Give some time to people around you. Make some time from your busy schedule to connect with your friends and family. Make yourself available when they need you.
- Listen: Listen to your dear ones and motivate them whenever they need you. Pay attention to their needs and allow yourself to be heard.
- Stay connected: Stay connected with relatives, friends, and dear ones by making use of your phone and the internet. Make use of video calls to overcome feelings of loneliness. Make new connections with your team members and people around you.
- Support others: Get in touch with people around you and support people in need during the pandemic. It not only helps you to join the community but gives you real joy.
- Share feelings: Share your feelings with someone you trust. Avoid fear of being criticized as it can help you to overcome anxiety and calm down.
- Reconnect with family: Enjoy lockdown time by reconnecting with family members. Cook and eat meals together, stay connected, and know about each other. Play games, interact, and listen to each other’s views. Get everyone involved in small household chores because these moments will never come back.
- Find ways to contribute: Maintain a healthy connection not only with family members but your staff too. Think ‘how to contribute?’ for their well-being. Understand their needs and try to make yourself available when they need you.
Summing up: Lockdown has become part of our life as the pandemic situation is unpredictable. Communicating with people around you brings assertiveness. Physical distance doesn’t matter when you are connected with others and care about each other. Work on building new relationships and nurturing them with love and support. Make meaningful connections and try collecting beautiful memories.
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