This week's Friday Positivity feature comes from our newest team member: Christianna Mullins! She will be our Client Experience Specialist and we are so excited for all the things she has planned for the position.
Communicating: from a Distance
My background is in the field of speech-language pathology, so communicating is very important to me! During this time period of social separation I have focused on the ways that we can communicate. It is unfortunate that we are unable to see loved ones in person, but I have found a new level of intentionality springing up in relationships. Fortunately we have several modalities available to us in our current world of technology.
It is a great time to send an encouraging text to a friend or family member to ask them how they are doing. Is there someone who you have been meaning to reach out to for a long time and have not had the time to yet? With some extra time on the hands it can be a great time to let others know you're thinking about them.
Phone Calls & Video Calls
It is incredible that we have the technology to hear another's voice or even see another's face and be perfectly safe and healthy in our own homes. I have done video calls with one person at a time and also with multiple family members and friends at once over video chat recently. Facebook and Google Duo are both great, free platforms to use. I have a friend who had a virtual dinner with multiple other families to stay connected and supplement the way they would have typically gone out to eat to stay social. Why not put together a distance-puzzle with a friend as a boredom buster?
Do you have other ideas? The world of technology is your oyster right now! Let's make the most of our time!
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." -Vivian Greene