Social distancing…what is it?
While helping others, why do we sometimes simultaneously feel an overwhelming sense of loneliness for ourselves? It’s as if we’ve distanced our hearts from loved ones and mentally checked out into this personal bubble of no social interaction.
The word “distance” itself carries a negative connotation. It can feel as though we have withdrawn ourselves completely from our normal day-to-day interactions. For all those extroverts out there, too much time in seclusion can bring on many unsettling and unnerving feelings.
Therefore, here’s my challenge: What if, instead of letting “social distancing” define our current situation, we called it “social detoxing” instead. Just by reframing our mindset and interchanging one word, we’re now presented with opportunity instead of restriction.