Connecting with others doesn't have be about making as many new friends as possible - as lovely as that would be! It's more about doing small things each day to help you feel more close and valued by others, to feel more connected and less isolated.
Small, subtle activities can be enough to help create that feeling, and buffer against mental ill health:
- Offer a colleague a lift to work, or share the journey home with them
- Put five minutes aside to find out how someone really is, and really listen to what they have to say
- Speak to someone new, when in the queue for coffee, or at the bus stop
- Talk to a friend over the phone, instead of going online