It can be hard enough dealing with self-isolation where you aren’t able to connect physically with other people, but if you are living alone, it is even harder. However, it is still possible to socialize and connect with others, even while practicing social distancing.
You Can Share Stories and Experiences of What You’re Going Through
While it can feel like you are alone and completely isolated from the world, you are only physically isolated. Everyone is in this together, and there are so many ways to connect with others. When you are still able to socialize from a distance, it allows you to share stories and experiences. Everyone you talk to will be in a similar situation, if not slightly different. But you can get support and feel like a part of a community.
You Can Offer and Receive Support
Support is essential during any difficult time, but when you are social distancing, it might feel impossible. The good news is that you are still able to offer and receive support from a distance. Maybe you have knowledge in working from home, relieving stress, or maintaining productivity – you can use those skills to help others who are brand new to this. You can also reach out to people who have been homeschooling for years and can give you tips for homeschooling your own children.
Participate in Activities Together
Thanks to technology and the internet, it is super easy to get together with friends and participate in activities together. Zoom and other video conferencing programs have really come in handy. You can all go live to do the same workout routine together, have a dance party in your own homes, or just sit to have an online happy hour and chat with your friends.
Another option is to use the Netflix watch party plugin, which allows you to watch the same show or movie on Netflix with your friends. Grab as many people as you want to all watch and comment on it together.
Check-in on Your Loved Ones
While you are still socializing, don’t forget to check in on people! Call, text, video chat, or send a message through social media. You can make sure your loved ones are doing ok and see if you are able to offer some words of support to them, even though you can’t be together in person.