By Lauren Dozier , GMA
In a growing number of states across the country, that means all non-essential businesses are closed, all non-essential gatherings canceled, and millions of citizens are limiting their interactions with one another — essentially a full stop on daily life as we know it.
And while all of this is for the greater good, the isolation can take a toll. Feelings of loneliness can have a negative impact on mental and physical health, and can exacerbate anxiety and depression, according to the American Psychological Association.
“When we have to be physically separate, it’s so easy not to feel nurtured,” said psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach.
Keeping up with social connections is crucial right now to fend off feelings of loneliness and anxiety, which can be heightened amid the global pandemic. Read more