10 Fun and Creative Ways to Stay Connected While in Coronavirus Quarantine
Staying connected is more important than ever right now. On top of the anxiety and stress we’re already feeling, quarantine can also feel very isolating and lonely. Social connection is so important for our mental health. Although we’re physically apart from one another, we can still stay connected and let our loved ones know we’re thinking of them. Here are 10 fun and creative ways to stay connected while in Coronavirus quarantine.
Bonus! Participating in many of these activities will also help support small business owners during a difficult time. Win, win!
1. Send a Self Care Kit
2. Send a gift celebrating your friendship
3. Start a Virtual Book Club
Grab a couple friends and pick some great books to read together! Set a “deadline” for finishing the book and then jump on the phone, text or a zoom call to talk about it. Consider purchasing the books from your local independent bookstores rather than Amazon.
4. Send a hand written note, drawing or coloring page.
5. Dream about future plans together
Talk with friends or family about a party you’ll throw or a trip you’ll take when all of this is over. Bonus: collect ideas and inspiration in a shared board on Pinterest!
6. Send a DIY craft kit
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7. Watch a movie “together.”
Don’t forget the snacks!
8. Purchase a gift card to your favorite neighborhood restaurant or ice cream shop.
Send to a friend with a note and a promise to go there together when all of this is over.
9. Paint rocks and leave them at your neighbors’ doors or around your neighborhood
Here’s a link for supplies to get you started: https://colormadehappy.com/best-painting-rocks-supplies-guide/
10. Don’t forget about your coworkers!
Send them something for their home office – a funny mug, a new desk mat…or call them up and share some “office gossip” about your “coworkers” ( as in: your kids, pets, roommates or spouse)
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I hope this has given you some good inspiration for staying connected with loved ones while stuck in quarantine.
Be safe, stay home, stay well. xo