Social distancing are the wrong words to describe physical distancing.
Social distancing causes the feeling of loneliness, depression and hopelessness and people are starting to feel that now.
Physical distancing, yes. But don’t call it social distancing.
Kinship, togetherness and staying connected to others is still important.
A review of 150 studies of the importance of staying socially connected involving hundreds of thousands of people show that people who stay socially connected were 50% more likely to live longer.
While keeping our distance to avoid spreading coronavirus, think about staying close to others.
Do acts of kindness and generosity – emails, cards, calls, Skype and avoid the loneliness that comes from isolation.
If you’re interested in an excellent podcast on feeling lonely, click here.
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