The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented during 2020. As we approach the holiday season, it can be difficult to know how to connect with others and spread love instead of COVID. At Westwind Recovery®, we believe that support is essential for those who are working to overcome addiction issues. Isolation can be triggering and can exacerbate existing mental health issues. To help those in recovery avoid relapse, it’s crucial to find ways to give back and to stay connected. Learn more about a few ways that you can spread love, not COVID, this season, and reach out for mental health treatment today.

7 Ways to Spread Love Not COVID During This Holiday Season

If you want to make a difference in the lives of those around you without contributing to the spread of the coronavirus, there are a few ways you can spread love, not COVID.

  1. Give back to your community
  2. Share your story
  3. Reconnect with friends and family
  4. Host a virtual holiday party
  5. Become a sponsor
  6. Practice social distancing
  7. Get tested

Giving back to your community can be as simple as making a donation to a local charity. No physical contact is needed to raise funds, and a donation could make a big impact, especially for a smaller organization. Another way to give back to your community during the holidays is by volunteering. Many volunteering opportunities are social distancing-friendly, such as doing yard work for an elderly neighbor.

Sharing your story on social media can be a way to encourage others who are struggling with their mental health or with addiction to seek treatment at an addiction treatment center program. You could talk about how treatment has impacted your life, especially during the holidays.

Even if you cannot see your friends and family in person, reach out to them to see how they are doing this holiday season. Isolation can be difficult for many, but telling your loved ones that they have your support and that you are there for them can make a difference.

Hosting a virtual party can be a way to make the holidays feel a little more normal. Since you’re trying to spread love, not COVID, a virtual party over Zoom or another platform can be a great option.

You also might want to think about becoming a sponsor for someone in an inpatient drug rehab center. If you are in recovery, providing support and accountability for someone else on their journey can be rewarding.

Keep Others Safe During the Pandemic

During the pandemic, be sure to continue to practice social distancing. Limiting the spread of the coronavirus, especially to our high-risk loved ones, has never been more important. Avoid crowds, limit contact with those outside of your household, and stay home when possible.

Finally, spread love and not COVID by getting tested. The spread of the virus has not been limited to those who are showing symptoms. Many asymptomatic individuals have unknowingly spread this virus. Getting tested if you have been in contact with others can be a helpful way to slow COVID’s spread.

Spread Love Not COVID with Help from Westwind Recovery®

One day we’ll celebrate the holidays together again. Until then, spread love instead of COVID with these simple strategies.

If isolation during the pandemic has been a struggle for you or a loved one, reach out to Westwind Recovery®. In our center, we offer a wide range of mental health treatment options. Through personalized treatment plans, targeted therapies, and health and wellness opportunities, you can heal in body and mind. Reach out to a member of our team today at 855.340.8832 to learn more. During this holiday season, make your health a priority, limit the spread of COVID, and find ways to spread love instead.