How can you connect to people using social media during social distancing?
Honestly staying at home is just tiring, having to keep away from people can be depressing that even introverts are unhappy. Most people are spending a lot of their time on social media and you can actually use your time there wisely.
For your mental health and well-being, you must not let the anxiety that is being caused by this physical distance overpower your mind. But how do you stay sane during social distancing?
Consider using the following platforms or tools to connect with your family and friends.
1. Use Social Media or Zoom to Catch up With Friends & Family Members
Almost all the 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 out there. You might be in quarantine and start feeling a little restless, but through these applications, you can stay connected with the people who matter the most every day, even if you are video calling them just to say hi.
2. Host or Join Live Watch Parties
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused many events to be called off as larger gatherings are discouraged during this phase. And therefore, people are missing out on a lot of events that they would have been attending otherwise, including concerts and seminars. If you are someone who was hosting a concert, or a party, or even an informative seminar, then you can host ‘Watch Parties’, and let people join these watch parties virtually and have fun within their apartments.
3. Host Virtual Events & Invite Your Friends
A number of people had birthdays and weddings planned for these months, which unfortunately will not be taking place in large gatherings any more since Coronavirus is spreading pretty quickly. But that should not stop you from celebrating your happiness through virtual forums, right? You can plan virtual events, invite several people to join you online, and just have a ball!
4. Use FaceTime or Messenger to Connect With Friends & Family
If you are an Apple user, now is the best time to connect with your family using FaceTime. And all Android users out there, you can opt for Facebook Messenger, which is yet another amazing online application that keeps you connected with your family and friends who are far away, quarantined in their own homes.
5. Create a Netflix Party
Before being locked down in isolation, everyone had movie nights with family and friends, where you would eat popcorn while you watch and laugh together. Since you cannot do that anymore, this is something that is missed by many these days. You can still do that virtually by creating a Netflix Party. It is something not everyone is aware of.
You can create a Netflix party with your family and friends, and even when you are physically distant, you can virtually enjoy a movie night together.