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What does your social life look like? After living through a pandemic for over a year and a half, maybe it’s non-existent, maybe it’s not where you want it to be, or maybe it needs an overhaul. 

Today, let’s talk about social self-care. As we’ve mentioned in previous self-care posts, it’s not just about bubble baths and chocolate bars, but instead making decisions and building habits that are healthy for all aspects of your life. That includes the social parts of your life. 

Don’t get us wrong: the pandemic really has turned our social lives upside down. We might not be used to seeing people, interacting like normal, attending events, or even leaving the house! That’s okay. Take your social self-care slow and steady. It’s especially important to tend to the social aspects of your life because they might have been neglected for so long. 

Here are some ideas for social self-care: 
-Set up regular phone or video calls with a long-distance friend 
-Have family over for dinner
-Go on a date with your partner 
-Invite friends over for a game night 
-Join a book club (in-person or online)
-Play with your pet (or a friend’s pet)
Social self-care doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. If it seems daunting after so many months of the pandemic, just start small and stick with it. Humans are meant to be in relationship and community with each other - and sometimes that means taking a little initiative to build social habits. 

What are some of the ways you like to be social in your life? 
Let us know in the comments!

 


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