We may not be able to socialize as much as we did earlier as a precautionary measure but we can still socialize distantly and be positive about it. But it’s now more than ever that we need our friends!
Evidence shows that social connectedness is as important for our health as diet, movement and sleep.
You may not be able to have dinner party or a picnic in lockdown in person but meaningful interactions do not necessarily have to be face-to-face. Recreate them through video calls and organize a virtual dinner or take a friend on a virtual walk or do a housebound activity together, like craft or drawing.
Zoom or Skype your friends once a week to catch up, share stories of the lockdown and how you are coping to release the stress