Between quarantining and working from home, a lot of people are struggling to get the interaction they need. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to see loved ones without leaving the house! Here are some tips for hanging out with friends virtually.
Texting is a wonderful way to communicate with loved ones. The beauty of it is that you don’t have to schedule it in advance, and you can multitask while chatting. Any instant messaging platform is perfect for remote socializing.
Who says happy hours have to be at bars or restaurants? Video calling some friends with a drink in hand is a great way to stay connected. You can even pick fun recipes with your friends so everyone can try making their own new cocktail at home!
Weekly TV Night
If you and your friends have a show you all love, try watching it together once a week by video calling each other or calling them on speaker phone. It’ll feel just like they’re there watching your favorite shows with you. This works well with movies too.
Virtual Book Club
One benefit of being at home more is having more time to read. Create a list of all the books you and your friends have been dying to read and call each other to share your thoughts.
Take a Class
There are all kinds of virtual classes available now. You can learn to cook, dance, do yoga and more. This is a great way to meet new people, or you can invite your friends to do it with you. Plus, you may pick up a cool new skill.
Being physically separated from friends and family doesn’t mean you can’t see each other. There are plenty of creative ways to use video calling and messaging platforms to maintain your relationships from a distance.