It’s extremely important to follow social distancing rules at this time. The quarantine might upset you or even make you feel terribly lonely. Although it’s not advisable to see your nearest and dearest during the pandemic, it is still possible to maintain relationships with others as well as good mental health. Try out these 5 ways to cheer yourself up in such a hard time.
This is the safest and most convenient way of substituting conversations in real life. The possibilities are endless: group chats, celebrations via Skype, and more will easily make you feel happier if you suffer from loneliness.
All you need is an Internet connection. Invite your friends and family to spend some time with you online. You could chat, play games, or just take a stroll down the memory lane and reminisce about the good old days together.
Now is the perfect time to indulge in our social media obsession. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or whatever you have on your phone – take advantage of it. If you’ve always wanted to start a blog, then go for it. To those who dreamed of getting more followers, be active. Now you can’t make excuses because we have all the time in the world.
Communicate as much as you’d like to. Share pictures, write motivational posts – the choice is unlimited. God bless the Internet.
This one is a more old-fashioned, yet, beautiful way to communicate. Letters are able to create this magic and connection e-mails and texts can’t. Handwriting, drawings, doodles, and attached photos have a greater value in contrast to plain emoji.
Take a sheet of paper and start writing about what’s on your mind, why you want to meet with the recipient, attach a post-card, and send it. No doubt, it will pleasantly surprise your interlocutor. It’s so exciting to get letters!
Games and Movies
If watching movies or playing games alone is way too boring for you, try inviting your friends or family. Search for programs or websites which have the option of collaboration.
It’s more than likely that such pastime will make anyone’s day brighter. Not only will you feel better but also pass the time without worries and fears. Brave people can have a horror movie party. By the end of the movie you’ll forget about Corona for sure! No more loneliness, we have Zoom and Skype.
There are lots of ways to keep in touch with people without actually meeting them. With the help of the Internet we can stay safe and sane. Remember to keep calm. If anything goes wrong chat with your loved ones, tell them how much you appreciate them, and, of course, ask for help. They won’t turn their backs on you.
I’m Helen Korn. My education: MedSkills Academy in The Ohio State University. Once it was written here that I was 26 years old, no, already 35) But my story has not changed: once upon a time I was dissatisfied with myself. I didn’t like my reflection in the mirror, I didn’t like to observe how other girls were successful with the opposite sex.