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Cultivating Connection

Connection—within yourself and to others—nurtures your health and the health of those around you. Take time to find balance in your own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, and to actively participate as an interdependent piece within your family, workplace, and community. Whether it’s through journaling or a phone chat, cooking a meal for yourself or sharing a recipe with a friend, or waving to neighbors as you walk in your community—take action and remember there is strength in reaching out.

Ground Yourself

  • Eat Healthy: Find out how much and which foods you need to nourish your body by calculating your MyPlate Plan.
  • Be Physically Active: Choose activities that bring you joy and help you feel grounded. Create your Activity Planner on the Department of Health and Human Services Move Your Way website.
  • Get Enough Quality Sleep: Sleep helps maintain a healthy mind and body. Discover how much sleep you need and the health benefits of quality sleep at Get Enough Sleep.
  • Manage Stress: Stress is different for everyone and learning how to manage your stress can help your body, mind, and spirit. Check out some healthy ways to Manage Stress.
  • Pause for Gratitude: Taking the time to feel gratitude may improve your emotional well-being. Learn more and check out tips for Practicing Gratitude.

Reach Out To Others

  • Build Healthy Relationships: A healthy relationship is feeling good about yourself around your partner, family member, friend, and/or co-worker. You feel safe talking about how you feel. You listen to each other. You feel valued, and you trust each other. Learn more about Building Social Bonds: Connections That Promote Well-Being.
  • Help When You Can: Volunteering can be good for your mind and body! It can help you make friends, learn new skills, advance your career, and even feel happier and healthier. Learn how to find the right fit at the National Service website.
  • Stay Safe While Staying Connected: Stay socially connected with friends and family who don’t live in your household. Connect virtually by calling, using video chat, or through the mail. If connecting in person, follow these steps from CDC to be safer during social activities.

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