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Part 1: 10 ways to connect during a pandemic

Part 1: 10 ways to connect during a pandemic

We recognize that staying connected right now is both important and challenging - and even a little exhausting - so this is the first of a two part series. 

If you are like us and taking precautions against COVID-19, it can sometimes be difficult to connect with friends, family, and community. Here are the first 5 of 10 creative ways to stay connected during the pandemic.

  1. Group FaceTime with family. Virtual is still a go-to. If you are separated by distance and don’t want to risk travel right now, consider a weekly or monthly call with your family. Send a calendar invite so there is a real date and time on the books. Set up the “meeting” with a silly title or inside joke that only your family will understand.
  2. Schedule "Accountability Calls" with your BFFs. Have you heard about “accountability groups” yet? It’s simple — set a couple of personal goals and identify a few friends who can be in your group and keep you on track. Schedule weekly or biweekly zooms with your girls but instead of using the time to stress over things, use the time to check in on your goals. Hold each other accountable in a safe, fun space. Cocktails welcome. 
  3. Maximize family time. Don’t forget the relationships within your home. Sometimes we’re so busy that we forget to connect with our own partner and kids. Consider a game or movie night, or pick a new recipe and cook a family meal together.
  4. Attend a virtual gathering. With so many events going virtual it is that much easier to tap into groups that you might not otherwise have access to. If it’s a book club or an online class, virtual gatherings will still allow you to meet new people and explore new interests.
  5. Write a letter. We’re such a digital world that it’s easy to forget that special feeling you get when receiving a personal letter from a friend. Personally, we love the card section at Trader Joe’s. They’re inexpensive and super cute so next time you’re grabbing a jar of cookie butter, pick up a few cards to send to friends. There are also some fun pen pal programs that are worth checking out. 

Try making a connection this week using one of these methods and check back next week for part two!

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