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How To Prevent Feeling Lonely Under Quarantine

How To Practice Social Distancing Without Feeling Isolated BEFORE COVID-19, 52% OF AMERICAN ADULTS SAID THEY FELT ALONE, AT LEAST SOME OF THE TIME - DOES SOCIAL DISTANCING MEAN AMERICANS WILL FEEL EVEN MORE LONELY? The Loneliness Epidemic Americans AROUND HALF OF Lönely Are AMERICAN ADULTS feel lonely some or all of the time 61% 58% 52% 49% EVERYONE FEELS LONELY, From 2018 to 2019, ALL of these indicators increased say they don't have friends say those around them don't share their interests and ideas think no one feel left out BUT YOUNGER really knows them GENERATIONS FEEL IT MORE 2019 Loneliness Score by Generation 49.9 47.7 47 43.2 Gen Z Millennials Gen X Boomers Based on UCLA Loneliness Scale, 43+ indicates loneliness Why So Lonely? REMOTE WORK MAY BE TO BLAME Remote workers are an10% worked remotely feeling lonely more likely to report of Americans WORKERS IN K-12 EDUCATION Of Remote Workers Of Remote Workers ARE SOME OF THE LEAST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE 53% 63% LONELINESS BUT WITH FEEL ISOLATED LACK FRIENDSHIPS SCHOOL CLOSING AND 47% | 46% H OF IN-PERSON MOVING ONLINE, THAT OF IN-PERSON WORKERS WORKERS MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE Social Isolation Harms Physical Health Maintain at least 6 feet between SOCIAL DISTANCING yourself and other people HAS PROVEN TO EFFECTIVELY SLOW THE SPREAD OF DISEASES Avoid public transportation Cancel nonessential travel On March 16, 2020, The White House and CDC Work from home if possible CDC recommended all Americans practice social distancing Skip large social gatherings CENTER FOR DIRAR "EVERY SINGLE REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF CONTACTS YOU HAVE PER DAY – WITH RELATIVES, WITH FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, IN SCHOOL - WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ABILITY OF THE VIRUS TO SPREAD IN THE POPULATION" Gerardo Chowell Chair of Population Health Sciences at Georgia State University While social distancing is essential to public health in the current crisis – social isolation SOCIAL ISOLATION has its own effects on health and wellbeing Social interaction is essential to human health MAY LEAD TO INCREASED RISK FOR Don't let physical distancing leave you feeling alone High blood pressure Physical Distancing Doesn't Have To Bring Social Isolation Heart disease Obesity Depression Cognitive decline How To Fight Loneliness: AMERICANS REPORTED LESS Alzheimer's Find Balance LONELINESS WHEN THEY GOT JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT (NOT TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE) OF Physical Activity Sleep Social Interaction Set a routine: Keeping to a morning routine – even when working from home – may reduce mental fatigue and help you feel happier and healthier Get outdoors: Stay in touch: Social distancing doesn't mean you have to stay inside Go for a hike, do some yard work, or walk the dog to get some Make plans to check-in regularly and plan virtual hangouts with friends and family fresh air and exercise Tech To Stay Connected WATCH A MOVIE NETFLIX CALL OR CHAT NETFLIX PARTY MESSENGER KIDS Syncs streaming so you can watch with friends Lets children video chat and message with friends and family Adds a sidebar for integrated group chats Parents can control contacts and access messages Works in the Chrome browser on any device Adult family members can chat through their Facebook account "A PHONE CALL WITH A VOICE IS BETTER THAN TEXT, AND A VIDEO CHAT IS BETTER THAN A TELEPHONE CALL" Dr. Jonathan Kanter Director of the Center For Science Of Social Connection at the University of Washington PLAN A MAKE A DIGITAL GAME NIGHT Many popular games are available to play with friends over the internet, "WATER COOLER" including... Create a webcam "break room" for employees to interact Video Games: Fortnite, Minecraft, Mario Kart Tour Plan an online gaming tournament during lunch hour Board Games: Don't make it feel forced and mandatory Yahtzee, Monopoly, Chess DON'T EXPECT PERFECTION Card Games: Cards Against Humanity NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR KIDS, PETS, OR INTERNET SPEED We're all in this together - Even if we're at least 6 feet apart Sources: Presented by: E DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING photo via publichealth.gsu.ed

How To Prevent Feeling Lonely Under Quarantine

shared by NowSourcing on Apr 23
While quarantining will help us defeat COVID-19, it can be detrimental for our mental health. Here are the best ways you can prevent feeling isolated while practicing social distancing.






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