Nearly half of the year has already passed, but the coronavirus is still affecting and infecting most countries. Many people are getting sick and rushed to the hospitals, the number of deaths is piling up, the global economy is gradually falling, and the connections people have with their loved ones are still limited.
While the governments are encouraging everyone to stay at home, more and more people are feeling lonely and isolated as they are confined to their homes to protect themselves and their loved ones from the virus. Nevertheless, people are getting more creative in showing their love and affection to their loved ones and other people from the comfort of their homes.
In this article, we will share four simple ideas you can do to maintain your connection with your loved ones while staying at home:
- Put motivating signages on your windows
One of the simplest things you can do is to put signages on your glass windows or doors. Although most people stay at their homes, some still walk by your streets daily. They may be your neighbours who want to get out of the street once in a while to not feel isolated while some of them may be front liners on their way to their work.
You can put signages that say:
- “We can get through this together.”
- “Thank you for your service.”
- “You are a hero.”
By putting signages to your windows, you are encouraging and motivating others to live through this difficult time. Although those words may seem simple, they would mean much to others.
- Play an online game with your friends
If you love playing games with your friends, you can still do so. Find an online game that you can play remotely, such as:
- Puzzle games
- Mission/action games
- Mind games
- Adventure games
To make it more fun and engaging, set up a Zoom meeting with your friends so that you can all see everyone’s reactions while playing. If you want, you can record it and share it with some of your other friends online to share good vibes and at least offer something fun they can watch.
- Video call your other family members
Although a call would suffice, it is more fulfilling and reassuring to see your loved one’s faces when you talk over a video call. If you have plenty of time, set up a video call with your loved ones to check on them and make sure that they are well.
You can set up a video call anytime, but to make it more intimate, call them:
- While you are cooking meals
- Before you sleep
- On the weekends
- On their birthdays
- On holidays
- Send out greeting cards or gift packages to your loved ones
Since many places are under community quarantine, people have missed celebrations with their loved ones. During the pandemic, many have celebrated their birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and even weddings in the comfort of their homes.
One thing you can do to send your greeting and best wishes is by sending them cute greeting cards and gift packages. More and more people are relying on delivery services to get their food and household necessities, so why send not a gift package as well?
To keep your connections with loved ones, consider sending them some:
- Cute birthday cards together with a simple gift to your loved ones
- Funny good luck cards for those who got a job despite the pandemic
- Funny pregnancy cards to your friends who recently gave birth
- Holiday greeting cards to your grandparents and relatives
It doesn’t need to be fancy; just be genuine about the message you will be sending them, and they will surely appreciate that.
Staying connected with your family and friends does not need to be fancy and expensive. At most times, it is the thought that counts. Show them your love and concern by making simple encouraging signages, playing online games, taking over a video call, and sending them motivating and lovely greeting cards.
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