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Author, Anjali Kalairajah is a 2nd year Law student and Peer Mentor at the University of Liverpool.
In a time where my days are filled with Zoom meetings, I have often found myself not wanting to jump back onto Zoom for a social call. I think that for many of us, the pandemic has made us forget what it is to connect and communicate with family and friends.
However, I believe that it is so important to stay connected with those you love, as it can greatly improve your mental wellbeing. Having a social network can greatly improve your mood and generate positivity. It also allows you to talk about any negative feelings of recent issues that have come up in your life, instead of becoming isolated with your own emotions. It also gives me something to look forward to after a stressful day of university work, and really helps alleviate stress.
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