By now we’ve all heard about social distancing, a phrase none of us even thought about before our current situation, but even though we are alone…we are still together.
No, I’m not getting philosophical on you (don’t worry!), I am just saying that it is important to focus on the fact that we are all in this together. So, even though we may be isolated physically, we are not alone mentally, emotionally, and psychologically.
The #alonetogether has been trending as a way to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, because even if you aren’t sick you should still stay home (if you can). Young people are especially important for this because they may carry the virus and not show any symptoms, which can lead to them easily passing it on to someone who isn’t quite as lucky.
Here are some ways that we can be Alone Together. If you have an idea or suggestion please tag us on our Facebook Twitter or Instagram pages with the hashtag #alonetogether
We Are Here For You!
Radio is more than just a set of numbers on a dial or a frequency because great local radio is what brings our community together and holds us together through challenging times just like these. You may be working from home, but you are not alone. We are with you and we are the companion that you can always count on.
Local radio is still as strong today as it ever was because it is still the most genuine and authentic way for us to come together on a local level, and accomplish anything as a team, as a community, a family.
Feeling Cut Off? Socialize Remotely!
If you’re feeling cut off from friends, family, even co-workers then you are not alone…we are all dealing with this new reality BUT…maybe we just need to find new ways to socialize remotely!
From livestream concerts right here in Omaha, to music lessons you can take via Skype, to stand up specials done by comedians from their front yard, hope will always find a way!
Here are just a few of the innovative social activities which have now moved online: Museums and Art Galleries, Learning Yoga, Workout Videos, Pet Care, Cooking and more!
Don’t Forget About Your Own Mental Health
There is an old saying that you cannot love someone else until you love yourself. I’m paraphrasing, but the message is true. It also holds true for socializing and finding new ways to connect with people.
If you aren’t taking care of your own mental health and staying strong emotionally, then it will be much harder to engage and focus on making the most of socializing remotely. It’s easy to focus on the negative news headlines, but do you know what is even easier? Turning off the TV.
Ask Alexa to play your favorite radio station, meditate or read, do something to calm your mind. That’s actually the first of a few key tips that will help your mental health in stressful times.
Plenty of Sleep
Take advantage of resources to help you through this
There is nothing wrong with asking for help, there is zero shame in it, in fact I think those who can ask for help are some of the bravest and most incredible people I know. (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES TO HELP YOU!)
Remember: We are all in this together.
We are Alone Together.
But as long as we are together we will never feel alone.