The importance of connections with people – and how to have them when you can’t physically be in the same space.

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Throughout life, we have probably all taken for granted the ease with which we can see people, or see the people we want to see, when we want to see them. Now, we find ourselves in a time where that isn’t as straightforward. So, TWBC thought it might be helpful to share a few tips we are using to help us personally during this time.

Take a moment to think about what it is that you value about your connections with people. Are there other ways we can keep in touch?

One of the advantages of lockdown and staying at home, is that we can make contact with people who we haven’t been in touch with for some time – somehow there are more periods of the day to make that quick phone call for example. There are platforms, some we used before and others new, that enable us to speak to more than one person at a time, hearing their voice, seeing their faces. After these moments, when you do connect with that person/s whom you haven’t connected with for some time, take a moment to reflect, to value, and appreciate that connection.

There are now several community contacts and networks set up that are either new or have a lot of new members – could you offer support with this in order to connect? Or are you in need of support yourself, would you consider joining one? By valuing the contacts we make, we can appreciate some of the positives that this situation brings.

What have you learnt about keeping in touch with people? How has it changed for you over the last few weeks? What would you like to keep for the future? We would love to hear your ideas and how you have kept in touch. What have you found helpful that others may also find useful?

TWBC would like to end today’s blog on a little taskette – perhaps you could send a message to 1 or 2 contacts, every day for the rest of the week, that you haven’t spoken to in a while. See how they are, let them know how you are. Value that connection.

The Wellbeing Collective x

 

#wellbeing #mentalhealth #isolation #anxiety #communication #conversations #lockdown #coaching #coach #connections

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