The coronavirus is a pandemic and is a global health crisis. With social distancing and quarantine stay-at-home orders in place, it is harder to for singles to have social interaction which is necessary to live a healthy life. During this time, it can be difficult to find community. Here are four ways for singles to have community while in self-quarantine.
How Singles Can Have Community During Self-Quarantine
Video Chat Apps
While you may be unable to see or visit your friends or family due to the coronavirus, technology can help you stay in contact and to stay sane during the pandemic. It is a compromise on true social interaction, but it is a substitute that technology provides during this time because social interaction is vital for health. There are plenty of video chatting appsthat you can use but some of the most popular options are FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom. Regardless of which video chat app you decide to use, you can reconnect with old acquaintances and stay in touch with your friends and family.
Reconnect with Past Friends
Use this time during quarantine as an opportunity to reach out and reconnect with old friends. By having the courage to reach out to an old friend, you will be able to learn more about yourself and the path that you chose to go down in life while learning that your judgment of people may have improved or declined over the years. Also, you never know, you may be able to rekindle a past friendship, reconnect, and continue a friendship that you thought was lost. Be brave and choose to reach out to a someone you lost contact with and see what happens today.
Now is the perfect opportunity to stay in touch with your friends on a more regular basis. Your friends are likely staying at home with more time available and figuring out how to fill their time. You can schedule calls to talk to your friends on a consistent basis to grow and nurture your friendships. Text or call a friend right now and set up a time for video chat app today! Remember, friendship is good for your health.
This is also a good time to talk to your family more since they may not be working, or are working less, so it’s easier to reach your parents and siblings. Family also contributes to your well-being which is important for staying healthy. You will be able to get to know your parents and siblings better during your time in quarantine by using video chat apps to stay in contact with each other.
Rather than spending time inside without any type of social contact, you can use video chat apps to get the next closest option to social interaction with friends and family. Community and social interaction are important to live a healthy lifestyle while in quarantine and during normal times.