For all of us social distancing at home, things can feel pretty lonely right now. Despite our physical distance, it’s important for people to stay connected right now to preserve our mental health and boost morale. Thankfully, technology makes this easy! If we can find small joys and healthy distractions right now, why not take them?
Facebook Workplace, Zoom, Instagram Live, Google Hangouts, FaceTime and Skype are a few of the many apps and websites that allow us all to group chat and keep the happy hour going. Whether you just set up coffee dates or do some crazy activities, being virtually social and seeing the people you love is sure to help your mental and emotional state. Here are some fun video chat activities to plan with your loved ones.
You can all buy wines from the same regions and compare notes. This will feel like a little worldly adventure.
Create a cocktail theme, then see how many different versions you all have. Bonus points if you dress up to the nines.
Create a playlist that everyone can have access to and dance your heart away. This one is both great exercise and a great stress reliever.
The new version of Netflix and Chill. Play the same movie and pop some popcorn.
Your weekly or monthly book club doesn’t have to end just because of the situation. Pick a book and have virtual meetings.
Send out weekly ideas for art and crafts projects, and then video chat about the finished project. You could also do the crafts while video chatting. (knitting, painting, jewelry etc.)
Name the theme and everyone dress up!
So many people are missing their birthdays with those they love right now. Just because you can’t see each other, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate. Have a cake delivered, and sing to the guest of honor over video chat. This is sure to make them feel the love!
Play charades or trivia for a fun virtual game night!