You might have been socially distancing and self-isolating yourself during the pandemic. It is a necessity during the current pandemic to save yourself from contracting the virus.
It is always difficult to adapt to the new way of living, especially as a social butterfly. During these challenging times, you may be missing your friends the most.
However, there are many ways you can connect with your friends, even if you cannot meet them in person.
We have listed some fun activities that you and your friends can do during these times and wait for things to open up to meet in person.
Have a look:
Plan a Games Night
Playing games is always fun. During these difficult times, you cannot meet your friends in person. In its place, why not consider playing games virtually? Some websites and applications have a plethora of games that you and your friends can play virtually and have a lot of fun.
If you like playing board games, then try Board Games Arena – it has around 200 games, available in 41 languages across 300 countries, and is highly accessible.
You can also do video chats with your friends while playing games online. There are many options available online for video chatting as well.
Arrange a Movie Night
You surely must miss hanging out with your friends and going out to the movies. There is a solution to this problem as well. You can watch movies online with your friends sitting in the comfort of your home.
You can use the Teleparty app, where you can watch movies with your friends by screen sharing. It allows multiple users to share streaming accounts. Further, it provides an option of the chatbox, where you can chat with your friends while watching the movies.
All you need to do is choose a suitable time, pick your favourite movie, and have fun.
Group Study Sessions
Are you missing studying with your friends in the library or the group study sessions at each others’ places? The solution to this problem of yours is to shift your study sessions online.
For this, you can use options like:
- Zoom Meetings.
- Google Hangouts.
You can record the sessions for future reference (especially if your friend teaches you a new topic). Features like multiple screen sharing and screen control make studying on Zoom like a real group study experience!
Motivate Each Other
You can also motivate each other to complete the chapters by organizing competitions on Zoom calls. The one who completes the chapter or the assignment first gets a gift.
There are many gift delivery websites that can do the job for you. Also, this trick can help you make those monotonous study sessions a fun-packed activity!
Bond Over the Bygones!
Nowadays, we all are busy in our lives and find it challenging to take out time for our friends. However, the current pandemic situation gives you the time to catch up on all the old times you have lost with your friends.
Our lives are not as hectic as they used to be before the pandemic. The number of distractions is also less as compared to the previous times. These factors give you time which you can use to catch up with your friends.
Imagine how much fun it will be catching up with your old friends after so long!
Start a Book Club
Reading is an excellent habit. It also helps you improve the command of your language.
You might have read many books lately or might not have gotten enough time to read any books. In any case, you can form a virtual book club with your friends. It will help you know about the different books they have read and vice-a-versa.
Sounds fun, right?
There are many options you can use to form your virtual book club:
- Use Goodreads.
- Join #bookstagram on Instagram.
- Organize a weekly or monthly video call with your friends and discuss the books you have read.
Everyone across the globe is facing difficulty catching up during these pandemic times. Everything seems worse when you are not able to meet your friends. However, this too shall pass.
We hope that our tips help make your times easy and help you spend time with your friends online!