Social interaction is really important to maintaining good mental health. Connecting with others helps us to form strong bonds and relationships that can help us through even the most challenging times. But just like anything else, strong relationships take work and a commitment to making time for the people you care about.
We know you can’t be with your friends right now but social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation! How are you still connecting with others? This week we want to challenge you to engage with people in three different ways. Try to do more than just texting friends or talking to the same person each time and try to make that social interaction meaningful.
Here are some ideas to help you get started:
- Play a game over Zoom
- Play a game with your parents or siblings
- Call a friend instead of texting
- Plan an online date night
- Bake or cook dinner with your family
- Video chats with family you haven’t talked to for awhile
- Combine social self-care with physical self-care and go for a walk with a member of your family
All done with this week’s challenge? Tell us how it went by filling out the form here!
Submissions for Week 2 are due by Midnight on Monday, April 27th, 2020.
You’ll have to be signed in to your Gmail account to fill in the form. If you have questions or can’t submit the form email us at firstname.lastname@example.org