In this time of social distancing, it can be hard to connect with the people we care about. Depending on your circumstances, you may be staying indoors with roommates or family, or you might live alone. Either way, you are facing some unique challenges, but here’s some good news — you’re not in this alone!

At Two Rivers Counseling, our goal is to help people to find peace, joy, and comfort even in the midst of difficult times. That’s why in today’s post, we’d like to share a few tips for how you can connect with people even when you’re not leaving your home. Of course, we should also mention that if you need to speak with a therapist, we are now offering fully confidential online counseling sessions. Book an appointment today, or keep reading to learn more about what you can do to stay connected to the people you care about during COVID-19.

How to Stay Connected If You’re Living With People

Living with roommates or family during the pandemic that we’re facing has its own set of challenges. After all, even two people who get along extremely well with one another under normal circumstances may find that it’s difficult to be stuck in one space together. 

That’s why it’s so important to find ways to ensure that everyone gets the space they need. Sure, it can be difficult, and not everyone has the luxury of a big indoor space. The good news is that no matter your circumstances, it can be done. It all starts with staying in communication with one another. Find ways to connect, whether it’s playing video games, calling loved ones, or something else entirely. You should also be sure to be honest when you need time to yourself. It can be as simple as stepping away to enjoy a hot shower or laying in bed and taking a nap. Communication has never been more important — even when you’re staying together in the same space.

How to Stay Connected If You’re Living Alone

If you live alone, it can feel like an insurmountable challenge to stay connected. Thankfully, social media and smart devices make it easier than it’s ever been before. Is it the same as sitting in a room with someone? No, but it is incredible how good it feels to have a video chat with loved ones just to check in on them and see how they’re doing.

Not sure where to start? That’s okay! Reach out to the first person you think of. Call a relative you haven’t spoken with in awhile. Ask a friend to video chat. Get together a group and enjoy a virtual happy hour. 

There are a number of ways to connect with others if we’re willing to think outside the box. Get creative and you’ll find infinite rewards from reaching out to the people you care about the most even if you can’t see them face to face.

Speak With a Therapist Online

You should also know that no matter your situation, no matter who you live with or don’t live with, if you’re having a hard time dealing with the current circumstances, it’s okay to reach out for help. At Two Rivers Counseling, we’ll welcome you with open arms — digitally, of course, until things get back to normal. You deserve to have someone you can speak with, and when you schedule an appointment for teletherapy with Dr. Post-Holmberg, you can expect professional, personal, effective counseling that’s tailored to meet the specific needs of your situation. 

We’re living in unprecedented times, both in the challenges we face and in the possibilities we  have to connect in new and unique ways. Whether you’d like to schedule therapy as a family or as an individual, Dr. Post-Holmberg is here to help you make it through even the most difficult of times. As we adjust to a new normal, it’s okay if you need to talk things through. It’s okay if you’re not sure how to process your emotions. It’s okay if you’re taking it day to day. 

Even if we can’t speak in person, we’ll get through this together. Schedule your online counseling session today and rest assured that you’re in good hands at Two Rivers Counseling.