Today, December 28th is National Call a Friend Day!
With the holidays over and many of us sitting at home without the hustle and bustle of preparing for celebrations, we challenge you call a friend today in honor of National Call a Friend Day. One of the many challenges of COVID-19 has been dealing with social isolation and feeling lonely without the usual visits of friends and family. But today’s access to phones or even video chats make it possible to feel close to our loved ones. Technology has been a blessing throughout the pandemic, so today is your reminder to make time to connect with a friend!
Why we should stay in touch with our friends:
Although other things in our lives can often take priority over returning a phone call or initiating a conversation, it is important that we are intentional about making our social life a priority as well. Studies show that social support from our friends and families is associated with better mental health, including lower stress levels and better mood, as well as physical health such as boosting our cardiovascular health and improving illness recovery rates. (Source: Time Magazine).
Now, on National Call a Friend Day, is the perfect time to make that phone call or set up that video chat. Happy calling!
For more on National Call a Friend Day and other celebrations, go to: nationaltoday.com