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In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to stay in touch with friends and family. Whether that’s because you’re spending more time at home, have mobility issues, or can’t travel, it’s important to try to find simple ways to stay close with the people you care about.
That said, technology has made it easier than ever to stay in touch. And to help you maintain the bonds you have with the people you love, we’ve put together some ways you can easily connect with them.
1. Keep your home well lit
Even if you can’t physically be together, that doesn’t mean you can’t meet up virtually! Games are not just a great social activity, they’re also a fantastic way to keep your mind challenged and active. There are plenty of options available on the internet, but if you prefer the kinds of games you can hold in your hands, we offer a selection of games and puzzles through our online store.
2. Regular phone & video calls
There’s nothing quite like hearing someone’s voice to help you feel connected to them, which is why regular phone calls are an important source of social connection. And if you want to take your phone calls to the next level, say hello to video calls! Getting to look into the eyes of your loved ones and communicate with body language can create conversations with more depth and connection. Plus, there are a variety of free video call programs such as FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, and more.
3. Sign up for social media
Social media offers an indirect way to stay up to date on the lives of your friends and family. If you haven’t already signed up, Instagram and Facebook are two good places to start. Once you give your loved ones a follow, you’ll be able to check in every day with likes, comments, and much more. Plus, these apps are available for free and can be used from tablets and other eye-friendly smart devices!
4. Have a Netflix Party
Want to enjoy watching a movie with friends without having to leave your house? Well, that’s what Netflix Party was made for! Netflix Party is a free tool that lets you start, stop, and pause a Netflix movie or show while you and your virtual guests watch remotely – yet together. So, no matter where your friends and family are located, you can still enjoy watching old favourites or new blockbusters together.
5. Send a care package
Putting together and sending a care package for someone is a nice way to show how much you care. Whether it’s food, activities like crossword puzzles, or self-care products, a care package always makes the recipient feel special. The best part? It’s never been easier to create a personalized package tailored to the interest of the person you’re shopping for! From wellness and self care products to electronics and fitness gifts, we encourage you to explore a variety of gift ideas through our online store.
These are just a few of the ways you can create more quality time with the important people in your life. For more great ideas, sign up for the Wellwise by Shoppers™ newsletter to receive special offers and advice straight to your inbox.
The information presented in this blog post is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this post as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for professional counseling care. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.