With a pandemic as virulent as COVID 19, social distancing is a must. So, how do you keep yourself positively engaged and motivated while following the basics of social distancing? The answer is social media that is a blessing in disguise. There is virtually a channel for everyone – professionals, business owners, students, homemakers, or teenagers. Moreover, the social media app owners have also realized that they need to up their game by improving the quality of content to attract more users. This has only made these apps more irresistible.
Social media can help in the following ways to help you stay connected.
- To Be Aware of New Regulations
Post lockdown, the government is busy implementing strict policies to maintain social distancing, and you simply do not have a choice but to follow these social distancing regulations to control the spread of the deadly pandemic. At the same time, it isn’t easy for you to just sit at home in isolation.
- It Keeps You Engaged
Considering that earlier you were super busy meeting usually everyone at work and hanging out with friends and relatives, but now the ground realities have changed, and you ought to become used to this new normal when personal meetings and interactions are at a premium? How do you manage that? Because these are diametrically opposite situations- you are supposed to be productive at work, but personal meetings and interactions are no-nos.
This is where social media comes into the picture and fills the void. Although, it cannot be the true substitute for your earlier normal life. but with such harsh restrictions of social distancing, this is the next best way to remain connected and get the job done. In fact, the beginning of social distancing last year had a huge effect on the leading social apps, and suddenly their popularity soared over the sky. Even those who had earlier issues with using social media apps willingly came forward and registered themselves on their favorite social media channels.
The lockdown following the pandemic created an unprecedented situation. People soon realized that without social media channels, they have a very limited avenue to get connected to their friends, family members staying abroad, and professional colleagues. It was not only established channels like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn that were much in demand by users, even newly launched social media apps like Connected India were reaping the benefits of the huge demand for the connectivity.
- Maintaining Mental Health and Wellbeing
In fact, the current circumstances caused by the spread of Coronavirus can be mentally debilitating and draining and may cause anxiety for those who fail to handle it properly. However, everything’s not lost yet as we are lucky to be a part of a generation where technology has become powerful, giving us plentiful opportunities on the online forums for social interactions.
Social media has gradually turned into a huge blessing for all of us to stay connected virtually if not physically. Mental health is important in times of social distancing, and to keep us healthy from the unexpected side effects of social isolation. If you wish, you’ll still be able to connect fruitfully to your social circle through social media forums and a handful of other options.
Bank on Social Media to Help With Social Distancing
The internet has now virtually become a blessing in disguise in these Coronavirus days when you are left working from home and are not supposed to leave your house to meet friends and family members. However, to ensure your mental health and well-being, you must not allow anxiety and depression to overpower your mind.