With actions such as quarantine and social distancing now dictating our level of human interaction, it is easy to start feeling isolated. We are no longer chatting to our colleagues in the staff room, catching up over a pint at the pub, or having Sunday lunch with our loved ones.
Considering the recent societal shift, it is now especially important to make a conscious effort to check in, not only with others, but also ourselves to make sure that we are ok. It may seem like a small gesture, but by simply reaching out, whether it be via Zoom, Google Hangouts, Whatsapp or text message, it may relieve the feeling of isolation for others.
Below are a few benefits and tips for checking in with ourselves and others:
Benefits of checking in with others:
How to check in with others?
Benefits of checking in with yourself:
How to check in with yourself?
Remember – it’s okay for you or others to not feel like yourself, but acknowledging your current mindset is important. Check in with others, check in with yourself and be good to your mental health
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