Coping with COVID-19 Affirmations: Connection leads to happiness

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There’s one thing that keeps me on the right track today: the feeling of friendship and loyalty to other members of my community.

There have been days when I think I’ve had enough and just want to sit at home and isolate. The thought of getting out there and interacting with others is simply too much to even consider.

Yet when I do reach out to others, I find I’m happier and have more energy. So, when I think about isolating, sitting on the couch watching mindless television, it’s time to reach out to a family member or loved one who may be far away.

The simple act of getting out of my own head and reaching out to others gives positive energy and lowers those feelings of depression that walk hand-in-hand with social distancing.