It can be hard to stay as close as you’ve always been, but you don’t have to talk everyday to have a meaningful and loving connection. We have collected some tips that help us stay in touch with our loved ones, hoping that they can help all of you too!
Four tips to stay connected with your loved ones
In can be very hard to be away from your loved ones, especially for such long periods of time without being able to visit. The COVID-19 pandemic has especially affected this, and many who were supposed to be reunited have been kept apart for much longer. However, physical distance doesn’t mean you aren’t close at heart. It can be hard to stay as close as you’ve always been, but you don’t have to talk everyday to have a meaningful and loving connection. We have collected some tips that help us stay in touch with our loved ones, hoping that they can help all of you too!
It has been proven that maintaining a strong relationship with your loved ones can have a strong positive impact on your overall well being.
It’s a hard and strong path to be away from your loved ones, but staying connected with them when you can’t see them can be extremely rewarding. Not only does it help you, but also your loved ones from afar because they miss you too!
With these tricks you can ensure to stay in touch from a distance, helping you feel like you are right there with them.
1. Stay in touch
Now a days there are many ways to do this! You can video call them, send them videos, messages, pictures, voice notes, and more! Something that can be very fun is to make group chats with all your loved ones where you can send updates and messages to talk all at once, almost feeling like you’re all at the dinner table together! Group chats can be an easy way to be there for special dates and occasions like graduations, birthdays and other celebrations.
Video calls are probably the way to feel closest, as you can see them as you talk. Plan something fun for the little ones like a themed video call!
2. Play online games together
With the amount of games available to us, you can find a game you all enjoy and play together virtually. Make teams, join on a call and play together! This is a very fun and simple way to connect with loved ones of all ages.
3. Send gifts for special occasions
Sending gifts that you’ve thought out well can be a great way to show how much you’re thinking of them on a daily. It doesn’t have to be very expensive or elaborate, even just a hand written card is enough to show you remember their special moment.
Don’t get discouraged with the many options, instead opt for gifting something you feel they will like and enjoy.
4. Do something you always used to do together
It can be hard to do stuff together when physically separated, but there are many ways to get around it! You can both schedule to do the same thing at the same time in different places, or call each other while doing it. For example, if you always used to bake a chocolate cake together, you could schedule a video call and bake it together at the same time!
If you want to watch a movie together, there are apps to watch movies together online. Websites like Netflix party, Scener, Rabbit, and more. You could also zoom and share screen to watch it, but the connection could lag and make it hard to watch.
Try them out!
We know how hard it can be to be separated from loved ones for so long, but the hard work you all put in for your families is incredible. We hope these tips can help you feel as connected as possible until you can reunite again.