COVID-19 has changed 2020. Schools had to close, restaurants stopped offering in-person dining, and it’s been more important than ever to remain socially distant. Social distancing is hard for many people, because we’re social people. We’re used to going out and exploring, spending time with friends, and having a good time together. As many shelter-in-place, it can feel like we’re losing those relationships that we’ve spent so much time building. It doesn’t have to feel that way though. There are more ways than ever to connect with the people you love no matter where you are.
Here are some ideas to get you started!
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Try At Home Workouts with Friends
If you used to go to the gym with your friends, you can take the process to the living room and the internet and keep doing the same thing! There are dozens of workout and fitness services offering videos and plans that you can do on your own. You can also find dozens of videos for free. Just set up your videos, put out your Yoga mat, and get to work! You can use services like Zoom, Google Hangout, and even Facetime to do your workouts together!
Bring Happy Hour Back
Zoom is great for so many things, but the main reason it’s great is that you can use it to connect in so many ways. Having a Happy Hour event is something a lot of people can get behind. Zoom is free, so it shouldn’t cost you anything. You can invite up to 100 people. Just set a time, grab some wine, and put on some background music. You and your friends will be able to reconnect, and you’ll all feel a little bit better when Happy Hour is over.
Send Something Personal
The mail is an excellent tool to send and receive all kinds of things. If you want to let a friend know that you’re thinking of them, there is no better way to do that than by sending a handwritten letter or card. That said, you could also send any sort of personal gift, which would be sure to make your friend smile. Mail order options are endless. You can send candy, wine, gourmet food, or even stuffed animals. This is something easy to do and will be sure to make the person receiving what you send feel loved.
Start a Movie Night
Streaming services are beginning to allow friends to watch content with you. Most services, from Amazon to Netflix offer some type of screen sharing option. You just sign into your account and you and your friends can watch a movie or TV show together. You can also use services like Kast and Discord to do this. You all get to watch the same thing together, in real time, and most services allow you some way to chat during the film, too. Some offer text-based options, while others include audio and video.
How are you staying connected through the pandemic? Let us know in the comments!
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