Pick up the Phone
Social distancing doesn’t mean we have to cut off from our loved ones or the wider community. During these scary times, even small acts of kindness can go a long way. A chat on the phone with someone isolated can make their day, especially if they’re feeling lonely or are worried and anxious about the current situation.
Texts and messages work too, of course, but taking the time to speak over the phone helps us feel more connected. Plus, having a good old natter will do you a world of good too, especially if you live alone, or are tearing your hair out after being cooped up with family for too long.
The isolation or quarantine period is also an ideal time to get creative with communications. Use the power of technology to stay close with loved ones by using apps like Skype, Zoom, or Houseparty for larger groups.
Or, synchronise watching a new film or your favourite TV show while chatting. Netflix has just released a new feature called Netflix Party that allows you to watch movies and TV shows with others, allowing you to chat together at the same time.