|Does using the term “social distancing” give the wrong impression?
“Social Distancing.” Over the past few months, we have begun to equate this term with loneliness, isolation, and depression.
We all know that we need social interaction. But how can we stay connected and safe?
One easy way is to change our terminology. Instead of using the catchphrase “social distancing,” we can say “physical distancing.”
It may seem like a minor difference, but we want people to remember that, while we must stay 6 feet apart physically, there are other ways to stay socially connected.
Phone calls, video calls, and outdoor activities with proper precautions are just a few ways you and your kids can stay mentally healthy during this stressful season.
The next time you hear someone say “social distancing,” encourage them to think in terms of physical distancing while maintaining social connectivity.