Social connection has risen to the forefront of concern after so much social distancing and isolation. It appears the world has undergone widespread feelings of increased loneliness, depression, and anxiety with the societal changes facing us, especially those who moved to other parts of the nation.
People are relocating at record speed and trying to form a new life, make new friends, and adjust to new working environments. Making an effort towards year-round social connection is more important than ever as we try to recuperate from various changes as a society.
While it may be easier in some ways to stay indoors, get take-out, and avoid the anticipated awkwardness in forming new friendships, making social connections is absolutely essential.
People are Designed for Positive Social Engagement
The state of our mental and physical well-being depends largely on how much positive social engagement we receive on a regular basis. When was the last time you laughed with someone so hard your dormant stomach muscles ached? The last time you felt seen, understood, and supported? Who you are and what you’re going through matters.
We all need each other; it’s a reality we can’t separate ourselves from. We were designed for connection. It enriches our lives and sets us on course for attaining goals that could only be achieved as a team— not solo.
Social Connection Matters to Your Health
Higher rates of anxiety and depression are a direct result of lacking vital social connections. Some people and personality types are not as ecstatic about being the ‘squeaky wheel’ and expressing their need for social activities. Or perhaps, reaching out and having an invitation go ignored or outright rejected may hinder a person’s ability to initiate social interaction.
Whatever the reason may be, social isolation often results in lack of quality sleep, increased obesity, smoking, and higher blood pressure.
Restaurants Bring Everyone Together
Restaurants have always been an environment where people gather together for many different reasons. It could be treating someone to a meal on their birthday, celebrating a graduation, going on a first date, or catching up with your mother; the list goes on.
Restaurants are meant to draw people into an enjoyable experience with food and an ambiance that fosters more regular visits. Because of the many different reasons people gather at restaurants, special memories are formed and associated with the locations they gather at.
Restaurants are a perfect place to ramp up your social engagement once again.
Private Dining Room Benefits
Even more specific to restaurants are the private dining rooms available for a more exclusive experience.
Private dining rooms give families, business gatherings, or friends their very own dining room away from home. It doesn’t have the same noise level as the rest of the restaurant and guests are able to express their ideas or presentations with fewer distractions.
If you’re taking photos or videos, you won’t have to worry about the other diners or restaurant activity in the background. It’s really a great way to have a more meaningful gathering experience for whatever the occasion.
Social opportunities are abundant as so many people are valuing connection more than ever.
That’s worth toasting to!
Chompie’s is Perfect for Your Next Private Event!
Whether you’re hosting an important business meeting or celebrating a birthday, Chompie’s is your Jewish go-to in the Phoenix metro area! With private dining rooms at various locations, Chompie’s is the restaurant of choice for Arizonians looking for an authentic menu that serves items like latkes, matzo ball soup, knishes, and so much more.
Additionally, we are known for our New York-style menu serving classic deli items like bagels, mile-high sandwiches, and colossal Reubens. We are proud of our long history of service and look forward to creating experiences you will not forget.