How to Stay Social While Social Distancing
As we all continue to social distance to help to flatten the curve of COVID-19, it can be hard not to feel the repercussions of self-isolation. What is fun for an introvert may be a nightmare for an extrovert. We’re all affected differently by this very unique and uncharted circumstance. Wherever you happen to stand on your perspective of staying home, we’re here to help with some tips to keep introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts alike social and connected with their loved ones!
Be Digitally Fit
This is likely the first time most of us have experienced a nation-wide lockdown, but the good news is that it has happened at a time where staying connected comes from a simple press of a button. If you’re missing a family member or someone you’re close to, use FaceTime to video chat with them. Another app that is great for communicating is Houseparty. This video app allows you to chat, play games with people, while also sharing a screen, which means you can watch a movie with someone at the same time as if they were sitting right next to you!
If you don’t feel like you’re getting the same stimulation from spending time with your family and friends virtually, mix it up. Plan a virtual date night with your significant other or friends. You can dress up, plan outfits and even decide what the other person will cook and reveal how your final dish. Each virtual hangout can have a different theme and will also be a great way for you to try new things all in the comfort of your own homes.
- Basta – known for its fine Italian cuisine, located in Peloton West
- Ricon Argentino – known for delicious Latin/Aregentinian cuisine
- Kalita Grill Greek Cafe – known for its classic Greek dishes
Connect with Nature
Although isolation is important during social distancing, participating in outdoor activities like going to parks and trails is still allowed by Boulder County. Get some sun during the daylight hours if you can, or get a breath of fresh air during an evening walk.
Being surrounded by nature will help clear your head and also contribute to your fitness. If you happen to see others while outside, remember to be mindful and keep a six foot distance.
If you feel like this self isolation period is becoming stressful or overwhelming, share your thoughts online or reach out to someone you think will be able to help you cope with your situation.
Don’t forget, if you feel a certain way, chances are there are others that feel the same way too! While everyone is practicing social distancing at home, this is the best time to get feedback on your thoughts and ideas, and maybe even virtually network with new people along the way.
While it’s important to stay connected with your loved ones and keep your routine as normal as possible, don’t forget to stay connected with yourself. A time like this can be stressful for anyone, so remember to do things that make you happy and think of this as a time to get reacquainted with yourself.
Check out our latest blog for more healthy practices to keep in mind during this time.