With winter comes shorter days, longer nights, colder weather, and less outside interactions with friends and family who are not in our ‘bubbles’.
This may be difficult for some of us to navigate, as this new normal is slowly integrating into our lives, and affecting our interactions with others.
Even though we may have to make some changes – these changes may not be so bad, as there are still some creative ways to unite us all – while still being safe!
Enjoy the Winter Wonderland
Connect with your friends over a snowball fight! The snow can be a great gathering place, where friends can engage in fun (and safe) activities to maintain social interactions and distancing. Friends can go tobogganing, skating, snowshoeing, snowboarding, skiing, and participate in many other fun-filled snow themed activities during this winter.
For the more adventurous (and cold-bearing) friends - brew up a cup of hot chocolate or coffee, and invite some friends over for some warm drinks! Even if the cold prevents people for staying too late – a short visit with a comforting drink can warm the heart and soul during these difficult times.
In the era of 2020 – virtual meetings and games may lead to lots of warm laughter and social fun, as friends can play online games, and call each other to laugh about mistakes and online adventures.
As we begin to embark on this new journey, it can be helpful to remain hopeful, stay safe, and interact with friends and family – to feel supported, united, and together.
If you or a loved one is experiencing difficulties navigating through this long Winter – feel free to reach out to us on our website, and here are some useful resources to help anyone feel supported: https://kidshelpphone.ca/call https://cmhastarttalking.ca/adult-services/crisis-services/#.X67XFzPMyb8 https://www.ontario.ca/page/mental-health-services