Get the Most out of Restrictions
By Tom Herrin
For many people, the recent changes in their lives brought on by the threat of pandemic have made them feel they have become prisoners to their efforts to remain safe. Staying home more can make some feel that they have been cut off from the world. Prior to that, life has been so hectic for them they were constantly on the run. The sudden slowing down of life has caused changes for more than a few. Among all of this, it may be a great time for people to begin to do some things together that may continue for a long time to come.
Create Opportunity for Talk
Many people seem to have lost the ability to talk to each other. They rely on all kinds of electronic devices instead. While it may increase some communication, it also tends to eliminate face-to-face meetings. Creating an environment in which this may take place can be a way of re-opening the door to a more personal means of communicating. Having some good board games or doing something such as puzzles may do the trick. As people spend time together without any real time constraints, they may begin to talk more freely.
Exercising Together May Bring Them Closer
It is important to remember that physical activity is still a critical part of maintaining good health regardless of the circumstances. Those who may remember the mining accident in Chile a few years ago may also recall that a daily routine of exercise helped them to keep their health and sanity. When people do this as a group, they may build successful bonds. Rotating leadership of the activity may provide everyone with a feeling of ownership. This group effort may add to a better situation of support as well.
Never Go to Bed Mad
Many people subscribe to the saying about always wrapping up their day on a good note. A lot of personal issues may be smoothed over as we sit together and have discussions with no real agenda. As parents, I have found it particularly helpful to spend a few minutes each evening having an open discussion with family members. One in which I am more of a listener rather than a lecturer can seem to do wonders in terms of building more respect for one another. In these strange times, this may be more important than ever.
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