As we emerge from a two-year COVID blur, most of us want to put COVID in the memory vault and focus on the things we have been missing. COVID changed everything. Maybe your family was affected by the loss of a loved one, your business closed for good or your child’s education was severely impacted due to remote learning. It will take years to pick up the pieces and get back on track. What have you learned from COVID? What have you learned about yourself?
Unfortunately for many, the isolation from friends, family and coworkers over the past two years may be the collateral damage of COVID. Our ability to interact socially needs repair. Studies have shown that the lack of social interaction can lead to depression, high blood pressure and even Alzheimer’s. It is time to forge a plan to get back out there. Go into the office and interact w/ coworkers, rekindle old friendships, host a family dinner or volunteer in any capacity you can.
Make it a priority to interact with people. It may be awkward at first since COVID has taught us that social media can be a substitute for personal interaction. Don’t let this virus define who we are going forward. We won! We beat COVID. Let’s celebrate the victory and move forward!