Staying social while social distancing

With all that’s going on in the world, this post is a little different from the better at work series. Instead, we’ll be looking at some ways you can stay social while following the latest medical advice.

Organise a virtual meetup

Just because you can’t meet up with friends and family in person, doesn’t mean you can’t socialise with them. Instead of heading out for dinner, organise to jump onto a video chat with one of your favourite dishes on hand! You can even keep the feeling of heading out for dinner by getting some take away from one of your favorite local places (bonus: you’ll be helping support local business!).

This way, you can still get everyone together while keeping apart.

Schedule time to socialise

With everyone staying in more than usual, it can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that staying in means not socialising, or creating a routine that doesn’t include any socialising. For that reason it’s important to set aside time to be social, check in with family and friends, and maintain some normality.

Putting aside some time in your calendar can help remind you to put aside time to meet up (virtually) with friends. This could be as simple as organising a 10 minute catch-up over the phone each week.

Share the little moments

In times like these, sharing the little moments might just be more important than before. Have a funny interaction on a working from home conference call? Tell your friends about it! This doesn’t mean you need to share everything with the world – maybe it’s just sharing some of the lighter moments in a group chat. Either way, the important thing is to stay connected.

Until next time,

Louis

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