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How Do I Connect to Others When I Physically Can’t?

Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Human touch is something that most humans crave in some capacity. You may not be the most touchy-feeling person, but a physical connection is typically an important aspect of life. Certain instances, like addiction, can keep you from being able to connect to humans in the way you should. Most recently, the global pandemic probably kept your human connectivity to an all-time low. Not knowing who would affect who, wearing masks, and sheer panic, made in-person contact impossible. 

 

The good news for you is that recovery has equipped you for this time more than you may even realize. Being in recovery means that you need to give back to others to keep what was so freely given to you. During these uncertain times of possibly not seeing one another, you can use what you know and then think outside of the box to keep the connection going beyond physical touch. 

 

Use the Phone to Your Advantage

The phone has been a tool that you have already been given. If you have not mastered this tool just yet, now is the time. People are at home answering their phones more than ever. Plus, they have time to talk since the entire country has slowed down. Many people desire to have a connection with others and picking up the phone for a chat could give them the ability to forget about the fear they are experiencing for a bit. 

 

Use Technology to Your Advantage

FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Zoom, and Google Hangouts are all platforms that can help you to see the faces of those you miss. Although you cannot touch them, hearing them and seeing them can give you some joy by downloading the free apps as a means to connect. When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade online in front of your friends, family, and loved ones. 

 

Use Creativity to Your Advantage

Take advantage of what you have lying around your house. Send a postcard in the mail. Drop off a care package on the doorstep of someone in need. Make a poster and drive past someone’s house honking the horn with joy. Trying times call for loving measures so that when this is all over you can look back and see where you made a difference.

 

One of the best ways to stay sober is to get out of yourself and link up with someone else. Although these times may be unsettling, you can still help someone in need by just touching their heart

 

Valiant Living promotes connections as a way of life. Through evidence-based therapy options and the endless adventure of Colorado, Valiant fosters connection by encouraging clients to get connected to themselves, their peers, their families, and their higher power. Let us get connected to you by calling us today: 303-536-5463