“…while remote technologies might be a necessary substitute for in-person work during the pandemic, they are inadequate to meet our human need for contact. Researchers have already found “large increases in depressive symptoms, and large decrements in happiness and social satisfaction post-pandemic onset.”
-Arthur C. Brooks
A Zoomed life
The pandemic has done more to interrupt our lives than many of us think. I've been able to continue working, but I find that there is an underlying pulse of itchiness and dissatisfaction that has crept into how I feel about my days. I've realized that the things that I have done that brought spice and calm and energy to my life were largely put on hold during the pandemic. And connection, which Dr. Ned Hallowell calls “the other vitamin C ,” is a large part of what I yearn for.
There are things that the pandemic brought forward that have been positive. These include the ability to slow down and live more in the moment, and an ability to nest and enjoy our homes. But, as Brooks suggests, contact with others and the ability to re energize is critical.
How will you reach out and reenergize your life?
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