Summertime Social Distancing

Summer can still be fun even if we need to keep our social distance here and there. As we begin experiencing the warm weather, it may become slightly difficult to deal with the thoughts, feelings, and emotions associated with social distancing. We are all entering new territories, and as we navigate ourselves through the beginning of summer, it is important to remember that we are all going through this together. This is a new experience for everyone, and just because we may have to physically distance when it is 30℃ — does not mean we are distant from having fun.

Here are some ways we can enjoy each other’s company in the sun — and still be safe.

Social Distance Hiking and Walking

Grab a close friend, or a family member, and go exploring! Social distance walking is Ontario government approved, and can be a great summer activity to participate in. Whether you are walking alongside a peaceful pond, or on an exhilarating trail — this activity fits well with summer, while ensuring everyone is staying safe!

Taking a Drive to Watch the Sunset

This activity can be done with someone you are currently not distancing from (your partner, child, or someone you are currently living with). I recently went on a drive with my mom, and it was so relaxing and surprisingly fun! We drove up north, didn’t have a set destination, and saw some amazing scenery along the way. This is a safe way to get out of the house and explore the world around you! Whether it’s a 10 minute or 2 hour drive — it’s a summer adventure waiting to happen!

Visit a Shoreline or Lake

As you engage in this activity, make sure you are staying at least 6 feet away from others, while enjoying the beautiful scenery around you. The serenity and calmness of a body of water can really help you remain positive through these uncertain times. In Barrie, Centennial Park is a wonderful spot to catch a beautiful and safe sunset, during this summer.

Yes, this summer may look different than other summers — but that doesn’t mean we won’t have fun.

As the transition into summer commences — feel free to reach out to Reflection Centre at any time. We are here for you, and if you have any questions about our services, reach out to us anytime.

Stay healthy and safe!

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