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Tap into and grow the positivity of your communities

Actively participate and engage with that group of people, friends, or family that makes you feel good.

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We are all connected virtually, some way or another, with a group of people that are trying to be uplifting or might be asking for help.  They might be just reaching out for some connection to stay sane.

This is the time to push beyond your comfort zone and lean into actively participate in these virtual communities.  

It is almost certain that most of us will come out the other side worse for wear, physically, economically, emotionally...We will need a strong support group and community to help us build ourselves up.

In my case, it is my gym.  I usually just go in to do my stuff, have some small talk, and head out.  As the gym closed to keep people healthy, the coaches kicked their virtual activity to high gear and engaged the community.  A lot of people started getting more involved.  Although I rarely participate, I felt compelled to get out of my comfort zone and get involved.  We are now having virtual CrossFit classes and it really keeps people positive and healthy.

In my case, it was this group.  But it is not about the exercise.  It is about leaning into the positivity and putting more positivity into it.  It might feel awkward when you have not done it before, but it gets better.  You will come out with a stronger sense of community, a better understanding of those around you and a support base that will be there to help all of its members build themselves back up once this passes.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I am adjusting my schedule and diet and chores to make sure I can participate in the virtual gym class and engage in the different challenges and with the people within the community.  I have had to open up more letting more people in to get to know me.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I shared my gratefulness in Facebook, and I am working on some Medium articles on my different thoughts and experiences.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • WHO (World Health Organization)

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

I feel that there is too much information and it takes a lot of time to digest everything.  I am not certain I am missing anything right now.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

I think that there should be tailored messages for kids to make it easier for them to understand all the restrictions we have placed on their life

What is your current profession?

Chemical Engineer

In what city are you located?

Cincinnati

In what country are you located?

United States

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