Ways to Stay Social While Social Distancing

Emma Galesic, Editor

At a time like this, where everyone is forced inside because of a worldwide pandemic and has to stay away from their close friends and family, it is nearly impossible to stay social and talk to the people you care about. But, there are a few fun ways that you can stay social with your friends and classmates that will make the time you have at home much less lonely.

One thing that can help you connect with your friends is to write them a letter. By mailing a letter to someone it adds an entirely different level of meaning when trying to communicate to someone, other than just sending someone a text message. A way that people stay in contact with people when they are far away is to have a pen pal. When you have a pen pal you send letters or postcards to people in other countries. That is also one thing that you can do with your friends as well.

Also, another thing that you can do to talk and hang out with friends while you are in self-quarantine is to play online video games that can connect to other people. If you can hook up a microphone to a game in order to talk to friends while playing a game, it is still a way to connect and have fun. It is not good to be on a screen playing with them all the time, but at a time like this, it is a good last resort. This way you can still play with friends and stay connected while using your brain and be stuck at home during your social distancing. 

Another very simple way to spend time with friends during Coronavirus is to facetime all of your best friends or create a zoom call with all of your classmates outside of with your teacher to stay connected while all social interactions are online. At least this way can be a little more personal. You could even find the numbers of your old friends that you haven’t seen in a while and work up the courage to call them and see what they have been up to. People have so much time to catch up with people at this time even when they cannot see each other in person.

As you can see, there are many ways that people are trying to stay connected with people, and it is best not to be shy and not call any of your friends, because when you do you will be much happier throughout the social distancing.