Social distancing does not have to equate to social isolation. Social wellness is focusing on a personal support network of family, friends and colleagues, having positive interactions, and generally enjoying life. This can be easier for some than others, but it is essential to find which social outlets work for you. There are many ways to begin your journey, below are a few suggestions on how to enhance your social habits:
CSUSM is a place for community - and virtual break rooms! Stay connected to your colleagues by "bumping" into them in one of several different channels. From posting articles and sharing photos to scheduling periodic virtual meetups, these groups provide social interaction and a sense of belonging which strengthen our already vibrant team spirit on campus.
These groups and many others are just waiting for you to join the conversation!
One thing we are sure to miss out on this year is the festivals, concerts, museum tours, and art shows. And while nothing can quite replicate the live orchestra or the murmur of an art gallery, there are countless cultural experiences at your finger tips to make your time indoors more artful and immaginative.
Social Distancing Festival - A site for celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent and coming together as a community at a time when we need it the most.
Virtual Concert series - With venues and bars shut down, here are all the livestreams and virtual concerts to watch or listen to from home.
Higher education has seen three years' worth of technology evolution in less than three months, and such rapid transformation can leave many overwhelmed and suffering from a technology-induced whiplash. Hosted by Tasos Lazarides, this session will touch on the opportunities the digital world engenders and ways and tools that can help make the most of the digital world while also promoting increased engagement and digital equity.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 15 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Being alone and being lonely are not the same. While we may be constantly communicating via email, text, or even through phone or video calls, not being able to have face-to-face interactions can leave some feeling a bit isolated. While this article was written by Gretchen Rubin several years ago, many of the concepts and resources are applicable in our current climate.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence supports the meaningful work of Faculty/Staff Associations. These are volunteer-lead organizations that are officially recognized by the university and offer support, resources, and various events across campus. Current recognized associations include:
The real difference between extroverts and introverts is the type of stimulation that brings feelings of contentment, excitement, and accomplishment. While social distancing may be an introverts ideal work situation, extroverts may find it difficult to adapt to a more solo environment. This article, published by Introvert, Dear, a community for introverts, offers tips and resources for extroverts during this time of distancing.