Constantly checking the number of deaths around the world will only make you anxious and depressed. Maintaining social connections is one way to keep anxiety and stress at bay during this difficult time.
The global pandemic may have forced us to embrace social distancing but that does not stop us from staying connected with our loved ones. After all, human beings crave social interaction. Since we can’t have face-to-face contact, people around the world have found new ways to stay connected and have fun without putting anyone in danger. Thank God for the internet!
Here are a few ways to stay digitally connected with your loved ones during the lockdown.
- Schedule a video call with friends or family
- Play online games
- Do a makeup challenge with your besti
- Workout with your gym partner through video call
- Teach someone a new skill or learn one
- Stream movies with friends online
Schedule a video call with friends or family
You haven’t met your friends or family for weeks now but it is important to check up on them. No matter where they stay, you can all get on a video call at a time that’s convenient for everyone. Seeing those you love safe and healthy will make you calm.
Play online games
If video calls seem boring, you can always play online games such as Psych and Scrabble. These multiplayer games are a fun distraction and winning a few games will instantly make you happy.
Do a makeup challenge with your besti
Makeup lovers are using this time to enhance their skills. You and your bestie can do an Instagram live makeup challenge and settle the long debate of who’s better at creating that smokey eye look once and for all.
Workout with your gym partner through video call
Staying indoors is no excuse to give up exercising. Video call your gym partner and do fun workouts together such as dance exercise to stay fit amidst the lockdown.
Teach someone a new skill or learn one
Put all the extra time to good use by learning a new skill or teaching one. If you are a good cook, share some easy recipes with someone who might be struggling with cooking. Sign up for a course to learn a new language or read more about things that get you excited.
Stream movies with friends online
Missing in-person movie nights with the gang? Some apps allow you to watch movies or TV shows with your friends at the same time. It has a chat bar that allows you to discuss what’s happening. Awesome, isn’t it?