Staying Social While Social Distancing
Updated: Apr 22
One of the biggest issues with the Coronavirus is staying sane. Let's be honest, the strain that social distancing can put on the human psyche is nothing to scoff at. We are social beings and prolonged isolation away from friends and family can make the most stable person go a little bonkers. Fortunately, it is 2020 and there are more options now than ever to connect with your loved ones and still comply with statewide social distancing directives. Anyone with an internet connection can meet virtually, using Face Time, Zoom, and other video-conferencing software. Here are a few suggestions of activities you and your friends can do virtually to keep you from going insane while we all do our part to flatten the curve.
Prop your phone on the kitchen counter and chat to your fiends while cooking. You can share recipes and talk about all the restaurants you'll be going to once things open back up. Try cooking the same dish together. You can even challenge your friends to a cook-off. Using only what's available in your kitchen, see who can construct the most unique and delicious meal.
Working Out Together
Staying active and fit is always important, but with the gyms closed it can be hard to find the motivation to work out from home. Get a few friends together on Face Time and see who can do the most push-ups. See who can hold that planking position the longest. Motivate each other by counting repetitions aloud and being complete cheerleaders as you set and reach your physical training goals together.
Do you find that your favorite show on Netflix isn't fun anymore without commentary from your friends? Netflix Party is a browser extension that allows you to chat with friends while watching the same show or movie on Netflix. Use this technology to keep the movie night with your friends and family going even when you can't all be together in person.