Challenged by social isolation – you are not alone
June 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Do you feel like you are ‘hitting the wall’ with regard to physical isolation? You are not alone. A recent study found that when socially isolated, people crave social interaction the same way a person who is fasting craves food. The brain’s response to wanting social contact is similar to the way it responds to other basic needs such as desiring food when hungry.
While some people have thrived in our new ways of working, for others, the reduction in casual socialisation is hard. It is essential that we ‘keep our distance’, but it is vital to acknowledge the importance of meaningful connection and work together to find new ways to ‘be social’ using technology.
Since the lockdown, we have provided weekly free webinars that include bite-sized brain science to help you adapt to the uncertainty and new ways of working and living. Join us on Tuesday’s 10:00 AEST for 30 minutes of science and conversation to help you become Stronger Through Change. Register online
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