We all know 2020 was a hard year, with Covid-19 presenting challenges to our daily lives. Having endured two national lockdowns and now being in lockdown 3.0, we need human connection more than ever. How can we stay in touch with our loved ones?
Even though the pandemic has tested our resilience, there are many ways to stay connected. At VQ Together, we wrote about three ways to feel less isolated during a lockdown. Read on to find out our tips for connecting online.
Do you like to FaceTime? Technology has come into its own during the pandemic – we’re so lucky we have so many ways to stay in touch. Through video calling apps like FaceTime, Messenger and Zoom, we can have more engaging and thoughtful conversations with our loved ones and work colleagues, either individually or in groups. Being able to see each other can make us feel geographically closer too.
Joe Wicks was a hit in the first lockdown. Many companies have adapted their services to provide online classes, whether that be art, yoga, exercise or educational. Joining an online class is also a great way to feel part of a community. There are a multitude of opportunities: keeping you connected with others and boosting your wellbeing. What have you learnt during lockdown?
Games, quizzes and watch parties
Are you a movie buff, quiz master or gamer? While gaming has been popular for years, now is a great opportunity to experience it for the first time. Even something simple like playing chess or a racing game is a way to connect. If games aren’t your style, organising quizzes or film parties are other fun options. Just round-up friends and family over Zoom and grab some popcorn.
If you are lacking support and feel disconnected during lockdown, you’re not alone, contact VQ Together for a free 15-minute chat about the wellbeing services we offer.