As human beings, we need regular connection with others to thrive.
Social self-care consists of activities that nurtures and deepens the relationships with people in your life. When life gets busy, we often tend to disconnect from the world.
Although it is okay to say “no” sometimes, it’s important to make time for social interaction to re-energize your wellbeing.
For example, you can:
- Call a trusted friend or family member and talk things out.
- Choose who you spend your time with today. Spend time with people who are enthusiastic and positive.
- Converse positively with someone in customer service.
- Cuddle someone or something. Don’t be afraid to ask for it!
- Dress your pet in a silly costume and show them around to make others smile.
- Tell someone near you what you appreciate or like about them.
- Host a family movie night over the weekend.
- Brunch with friends!
- Make cookies or brownies and give them away to a neighbour, family member, friend, or even strangers.
If you have the ability to, check in on your friends as well. You never know who might need the support during this time.
If you need to speak to someone, you can always get in touch with Curtin’s Student Wellbeing Advisory Service for free and confidential support.