Navigating conversations with others about socializing
Readiness for social interaction varies. Remember that comfort levels are different for everyone. If you are navigating a difficult conversation with someone, use Active Minds’ V-A-R tool to validate their feelings before jumping into solutions. Visit activeminds.org/var for more information.
Even as vaccinations increase, it is still important to engage in safety precautions to protect yourself and others (especially people who are immunocompromised), to prevent spread or a resurgence of the virus and its variants, and to respect the needs or wishes of others who might not be quite ready to fully re-engage. The best…
Dealing with social anxiety or not feeling as outgoing as prior to the pandemic
In compliance with public health guidelines, many of us have had limited in-person social interactions during COVID-19. Spending so much time alone may mean that people – not just those who typically avoid social interaction, but many who pre-pandemic might have enjoyed it – may find it difficult to adjust when it is time to…