Remember that social distancing does not mean social isolation. It’s more important than ever to stay connected and keep in touch!
Have a twice daily “Walk and Talk” (cell phone of course) with a friend for at least 30 minutes.
Enjoy your breakfast or morning coffee over a video chat.
Have a Friday/Saturday night watch party! Netflix Party and other platforms have created the ability to watch a movie together while interacting.
Daily Facetime (or equivalent) with family members and friends.
Get creative with celebrating birthdays/anniversaries/etc. One thing we did was have all of our staff take a picture or video of a birthday message, splice them together, and shared it in a group ‘Happy Birthday.’
Talk to your kids! Be honest, we know what we know, and there’s a lot that we don’t. Stay calm, and answer their questions to the best of your ability. Don’t let the media be their authority. Click Here for a link that has a good visual to help kids understand the concept of and rationale for Social Distancing.
Have a daily check in with your partner. How did the day go? What was surprising in a good way? What challenges did they face? How are they doing?
Choose something you’ve always wanted to learn/do, but have never had the time to dedicate to it, and set aside an hour to work on it. Examples include crochet, guitar, and learning a new language.