Post-Pandemic Relationships: Take Time to Check In on Loved Ones (Including Yourself) by Julie Potiker

Mindfulness
2 months ago
Post-Pandemic Relationships: Take Time to Check In on Loved Ones (Including Yourself)

Do you take time to check in with loved ones on a regular basis? Not everyone is great at staying connected with others, even during times such as the pandemic when they need connection most. However, we can reconnect with those we care about and may have lost touch with. I suggest setting up a reminder on your phone or computer to make connecting with others a part of your daily routine.

Whether you go big and plan an event, or go small and just say "Hi," showing you care matters. People feel that caring, and it can really make a difference for them. Here are some ideas to check in and connect:

  1. Send a text: “How are you doing today?”
  2. Make an offer: “What day can I drop off dinner for you?”
  3. Suggest an activity: “Want to go for a walk tomorrow?” or “This movie is streaming! Want to do a virtual movie night?”
  4. Self-care: “I’m going to take a bath and journal before bed.”
  5. Check in with yourself: "What do I need right now to feel safe? Loved? Nurtured? Calm?"

Giving yourself permission to listen to your body, mind and spirit and really get what it is that you feel you need is HUGE. The practice of mindfulness gives us an opportunity to pause and observe how we’re really feeling and being. From there, we can make positive choices to uplift ourselves and others.

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"Giving yourself permission to listen to your body, mind and spirit and really get what it is that you feel you need is HUGE." Yes, it is. Many thanks for sharing your great insights with us, Julie Potiker . They make such a difference!
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