In the era of coronavirus, the world is confronted with social disturbances and limiting physical contact with loved ones. But this does not mean that you do not need your friends and family during this challenging time.
We are quite fortunate that we have become part of a generation where technology has grown immensely, giving us a plethora of online platforms for social interaction. Social media, in itself, is a huge blessing to keep us all connected virtually, if not physically.
Therefore, to keep you healthy from the expected shortcomings of social isolation, here are some virtual ways to connect with your loved ones.
Compete in Virtual Trivia
Trivia is always a crowd-pleaser that packs the bars. Now that we are practising social distancing, you can take it virtually. Host an online party for your favourite trivia-loving friends.
Many local pubs also have live-streaming trivia on Facebook and other social websites. You can also look through thousands of online general knowledge questions and games to get your group up and running.
Use social media or zoom to catch up with friends and family members
Almost all social media websites and applications today offer this feature where you can video chat with your friends and family. You can even have a group video chat with more than 2 people on most of the social media platforms. You can be in quarantine and start feeling a little restless, but through these applications, you can stay connected to the people who matter the most every day, even if you just give them videos to say hi!
Host a virtual event and invite your friends
Many had planned birthdays and weddings for these months, which unfortunately would not happen at large gatherings as coronavirus is spreading very quickly. But that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating your happiness through virtual forums, right? You can plan virtual events, invite many people to join you online, and just have a ball! Not just that, you can celebrate important occasions like mother’s day or Raksha Bandhan by connecting with your mom or siblings if you don’t stay with them. Just send mothers day gifts or rakhi online and convey your heartfelt wishes.
Sometimes we need an accountability partner when we workout and stay fit. You can support each other with regular check-ins about your home work-out, or try to do it together. Launch video chats and lift weights, do yoga, or make changes with your favourite exercises.
Send Gifts Online
Everyone needs to hear ‘stay safe’ or ‘ I care’ from their family and friends during this challenging time. Browse online and look for special treats for loved ones in your life. The best options combine sweet treats and activities such as crosswords or puzzles to keep your loved ones busy. You can even send gifts online to other countries if your family stays overseas, For instance, if it is the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and you can’t visit your brother there are various online portals that deliver rakhi packages. Simply send rakhi to USA, UK, Canada or wherever your family resides.
So, these were some awesome ways to connect with your family and friends. Stay home and stay safe as your health matters the most!