The majority of the world population is now in some form of isolation or temporary lockdown. This means that you may not be able to leave your home as often as you like and perhaps you are already struggling with not being able to see people who you care about. Social distancing is also in place and this means that you probably won’t be able to see your parents, your sister or your best friends. Unless any of these individuals live with you and even then things aren’t quite the same. So, let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can stay connected to the people who live outside your front door and matter most.
Long-Distance Movie Nights
You might want to think about setting up your internet so you can watch movies together as a family. This goes beyond the typical you play and I play at the same time malarkey. Instead, with solutions like Netflix Party or Two Seven, you can share the feed of the video you’re watching. Some provide group chats and others offer the chance to stream live video or audio. So, you can hear one another laugh and gasp as you enjoy the movie together. All you need to do is buy some popcorn and settle down for a movie night with the ones you love the most in their own home.
Fun And Games
You might also want to think about sharing and enjoying games together. A lot of apps will provide you with this option from Snapchat to iMessage. You’ll be able to connect and play a fun game together which will be great news. One of the biggest bonuses is that you can easily make sure that elderly family members are keeping their brain active. It’s easy for this to be forgotten completely and if we do, there could be more issues when we finally come out of isolation. You can even create your own games like word scrambles. Once you make word scramble games, you will be able to share them with as many friends and family members as you like. Challenge one another to find as many words as possible.
Finally, it’s worth setting up a group chat. This is a great way to ensure that everyone remains up to date and knows what’s going on with different family members. Perhaps someone needs help or maybe a member of your family simply needs cheering up. Group chats are a great way to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that no one gets left behind. They’re easy to set up as well and you can also have massive video calls with every family member which is sure to be wonderful.
We hope you see now, that there are ways to still remain connected to these individuals, even if it is from a distance. Things are difficult right now, for everyone but thanks to technology, being so far from people you care about can be just a little less heartbreaking.