With social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, it has never been easier to stay in touch. Yet, it often feels harder to stay connected. Studies show people who spend a lot of time on social media often feel depressed, isolated and lonely. So before you log in, ask yourself, “is this good for me?”
Hello4Health™ provides easy tips to keep in mind when using social media and tricks for swapping screen time for one-one-one conversations to make you feel happier and more fulfilled. Try one of these ways to connect with your friends, family and neighbors:
- Easy ways to meet your neighbors and community members: Check out some ways to build friendships with those living around you.
- Lifelong engagement groups and activities: Suggestions for maintaining and building new connections with groups in your community as an older adult.
- Gratitude texting groups: Strengthen your existing relationships by sharing positive thoughts and gratitude with your friends and family.
Nervous about connecting with someone in person? Start with your favorite joke! Humor and shared laughter are fun ways to build or strengthen relationships and keep them fresh and exciting.