The ongoing lockdown is having a huge impact on our everyday lives. It has disrupted our careers, tested our mental health, and has created a distance between loved ones which feels much more than 2 meters. At Nourished we are missing our team, friends, and family more than ever and know how important it is to stay connected. So, we’ve come up with some ideas on how to keep in touch during these difficult times.
Receiving post has a whole new level of excitement during lockdown. So, we decided to create some ‘puncards’ so all our customers can let their loved ones know they are thinking of them. We asked our social media community to help us with the puns and the responses really cheered us up!
From June all our existing and new customers will receive puncards in their Nourished boxes, so they can write to someone they’re missing to put a smile on their face. We have also made them slightly bigger than standard postcard size so you can write more than a few brief sentences and release your creative juices with words and doodles!
Keep calm and zoom on
Many of us are now feeling mentally exhausted (or perhaps enlightened) from the multiple weekly quizzes on Zoom. However, don’t be disheartened as video conference calls can be used for so much more. Go back to basics and meet up online with friends for a good old gossip, face-time your gym buddy for a home work-out or watch a film with loved ones on Netflix Party (yes, that’s a thing now).
From June the government has advised that it is now safe for people in England to meet up in groups of up to 6 in a garden or park area, if social distancing guidelines can still be adhered to. Make the most of this lockdown luxury and invite a few people round to catch up in the sunshine. It’s advisable not to cook for them and ask them to bring their own drinks to prevent touching the same kitchenware, but it will certainly save you on washing up afterwards!
Community pages on social media platforms are a great way to stay connected with those living around you during isolation. Ask to see if you can help someone more vulnerable than yourself, engage in neighborly chats or post a picture of your latest banana bread masterpiece; you might even make some new friends in the process!
Look after you
As human beings we are inherently social and living in lockdown can have a dramatic impact on our mental health. Whilst it’s important to stay connected, it’s also OK if you want a bit of ‘you’ time. If you are finding it difficult to cope, contact your local GP or reach out to a mental health charity to seek professional guidance.