As the country asks more and more to utilize “Social Distancing” and “Stay at Home” guidelines, many people find themselves feeling isolated.
Thanks to today’s technology, we don’t have to be isolated.
When I was first married, decades ago, we could not make long-distance calls. There were borders. And it cost to call across the border. One home I lived in was along the border. It was long-distance and cost a lot to call the house across the street.
Today, we can call around the world without additional fees.
Along with phone calls, we can make audio and video calls through Facebook, with programs like Zoom, using Google Hangouts, and so much more.
Text messages, that used to cost are now free.
There are so many ways to stay connected with others during this difficult time. Don’t turn ‘stay at home orders’ into ‘total isolation’. Stay connected with others.
BUT……. what about staying connected with yourself? I know there was once a time in my life where I couldn’t handle being alone. Now I am alone in my space a lot and have learned to enjoy my own company.
How about you? How do you handle being physically alone?
Even though I have been home for some time now, I find that I learn more and more about myself.
- I am learning I like my own company.
- I am being creative.
- I enjoy helping and encouraging others. So I am staying in touch and showing them how to do the same.
- I am catching up on things I have let slide?
- I am reading and studying to keep my mind active, even if my body cannot be.
- I don’t like to ask for help, yet sometimes I need to.
- If I do not open up to others, they will not open up to me.
What are you learning about yourself during this ‘social distancing’ time?
I encourage you to take a few moments during this week to reflect on what you are learning about yourself right now. What do you like about what you have learned? What do what to change? Will you make an effort to change?