Community//

Staying Connected During a Stressful Time

The past few months have been challenging to say the very least. Finding ways to stay connected with our loved ones and our community is the key to moving forward during these strange times. In the past six months, I have stayed connected by making use of these three things. 1) Technology is key. We […]

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team, and though they are reviewed for adherence to our guidelines, they are submitted in their final form to our open platform. Learn more or join us as a community member!

The past few months have been challenging to say the very least. Finding ways to stay connected with our loved ones and our community is the key to moving forward during these strange times. In the past six months, I have stayed connected by making use of these three things.

1) Technology is key. We are lucky enough to have access to many powerful technologies – available right at our fingertips. Utilizing these tools is a great way to enable a sense of normal. Whether it’s using Zoom or Microsoft Teams for virtual meetings and family events, there are many creative ways that we can partake in important events such as birthdays and holiday dinners.

2) Email & text messaging is essential. Professionally or personally, using your phone to check-in with others remains more important today than ever before. Texting is convenient and offers a fast solution, but there is nothing wrong with going back to basics – phone calls. Take the time to check in with family and friends. A quick phone call or facetime is a great way to see how they’re doing and to stay connected.

3) Be there for your community. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, I made a conscious effort to visit and deliver care packages (from a safe distance) to friends and community members working on the frontlines. Whether it’s a family member, someone who works in my community, or an old friend, being there for them makes all the difference. Showing others in our community that we appreciated their hard work was rewarding for both them and myself, knowing that I could make another person day a little bit brighter.

I have been fortunate enough to work closely with many of my friends and family throughout the past few months, so it’s arguably a bit easier to stay in touch and connected with them as we see each other (responsibly and safely) in the workplace. Being able to stay connected with those outside your bubble remains a crucial point – one we all must work towards. Take the time to check-in on those around you!

Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

Community//

“The fact that we are constantly connected to technology creates an imbalance with work and a personal life” With Lindsay Cooke

by Yitzi Weiner
Cavan Images/ Getty Images
Thriving in the New Normal//

Try These Smart Tips to Stay Connected to the People You Don’t See Every Day

by Marina Khidekel
Image creidt: Marco Verch
Community//

5 Reasons Technology Stresses You Out, and How to Make it Stop

by Sam Bocetta

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.