Spread positivity and reach out!
May 19, 2020
Helplessness is a feeling far too many are feeling right now.
Just because we have to be home or as this article states sheltered in place, we can spread positivity and reach out to others at this time.
"Beyond the bodily harm that comes from getting sick is the psychological harm that comes from mandated social isolation. The sense of disconnection that follows harms well-being, creates a psychological stressor that impairs our immune systems, decreases cardiovascular health and increases the likelihood of death.
Despite the importance of social engagement, however, we can be overly reluctant to reach out because we fear how the other person will respond. Will this be awkward? Will my kindness be appreciated? Does my old friend or acquaintance really want to talk to me? We find, time and time again in behavioural science experiments, that these concerns are exaggerated, creating a misplaced psychological barrier to reaching out to others."
This is an interesting read have any of you felt the below that this article says?
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD