Time to expand your quarantine bubble?
Social distancing and loneliness can take a serious toll on your mental health, but careful thought should be given before expanding your "quarantine bubble."
after months of the same places and faces, Americans are weary of isolation. Show of hands with the kids. How many of you are tired off this? A recent survey from John Hopkins University of U. S adults finds nearly 14% reported signs of serious psychological distress, up nearly 10% compared to two years ago. One of the possible factors. Loneliness. We definitely need that social interaction. And as someone with two young Children, I want to talk to other adults. A time may be right for some families to begin carefully expanding their covert bubbles if they're in an area where cases aren't spiking. The main and most important thing is trying to identify people who share somewhere practices to you have open honest conversations, keeping in mind any conditions that might place someone in a higher risk category. Make sure everyone is on the same page as faras, wearing masks, social distancing and venturing outside the home. Are you limiting it to really essential places, like going to the grocery store? If you are working outside the home? What are the restrictions in place in your work environment and decide what to do if someone in the bubble is exposed to the virus or, if a routine changes say someone needs to physically return to the office recognizing the need to be flexible as families expand their corn teams severed Olof NBC News.