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Social Initiative Challenges

It's almost been two months since the W.H.O. declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. Since then, many of our social lives have declined due to social distancing. In order to mitigate the risk of being infected with COVID-19, physical communication has diminished almost to a standstill.

Without this aspect of communication, it's harder to keep in touch with the world around us; during this pandemic, it is perfectly normal to feel isolated. However, that can be changed. Here are 7 social initiative challenges to help you reclaim that.

  1. Let someone who you haven’t talked to in a while, know that you care about him/her by writing them a personalized message. This can be in the form of an email, snail mail, or handwritten letter. 

  2. Gratitude week. Make a poster board and write down your blessings. You can keep adding on. You will be surprised at how many things will end up on your poster board by the end of the week!

  3. Share your activities with us. Whether it be for pleasure, self-care, or helping ameliorate the decline in COVID-19, send us a message on instagram! Make sure to us know that your message is part of the social initiative challenges.

  4. Teach your grandparents how to use novel technology. Not only do they get to learn something new, but it serves as a great bonding experience!

  5. Go outside for a walk! Activate your five senses and enjoy the atmosphere which surrounds you.

  6. Reflect: How has COVID-19 improved your self-awareness? Look on the positive side! Take a second to self-reflect on how your view on the world around you has improved.

  7. Try something new - whether it be a virtual dance class, embroidery, baking, or something else. With all this time on your hands, it's the perfect moment to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill.

Things may seem glum now, but the our connection with the world around us is what will get us through this pandemic. Stay healthy and stay strong.

Article Contributors: Olivia Ye, Michelle Xiao