Being stuck inside is pretty lonely, especially if you live by yourself, which is why it’s more important than ever to stay in touch with friends and family. Some of us enjoy alone time and some are social butterflies, but one thing we all have in common is a need for love and support during tough times.
We’ve come up with 5 ways you can stay connected while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thanks to the power of tools like Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom, we can chat face-to-face without being in the same room. Here are a few virtual hangouts I already have on my calendar:
Why not use your new-found free time to plan some fun trips and outings? There’s nothing like a quarantine to make you appreciate and yearn for exploration. Use this time to plan a trip for next year!
One great way to beat the quarantine blues is by going live on social media. It’ll help you feel more connected with the world and remind you that your loved ones are just a call or text away. You might even make a new friend or two online!
When was the last time you actually sent a hand-written letter to someone? As someone who keeps a journal, I know the cathartic powers that writing down your thoughts can have. Your friends and family will be pleasantly surprised when they receive your letter, and you’ll feel better doing so.
On a serious note, events like the COVID-19 pandemic can cause stress, anxiety and even depression because we’re worried about our health, the health of our loved ones and the state of the world. One of the ways that the CDC recommends coping with these feelings is to stay connected with others, but if that’s not enough, there are plenty of professional resources available.
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