In these days of social distancing, it might be challenging to think of things to do now that we’re all spending more time at home. In this age of the internet, it shouldn’t be too hard to think of creative ways to stay connected with family and friends while social distancing. Today, Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello, at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, in New Haven County and Fairfield County, are sharing some ideas.
Video call: Video calls are one of the easiest ways to stay in touch with friends and family. Many programs and apps let you be face-to-face without leaving your home. Some of these include FaceTime, Skype, Discord, Facebook, and more.
Virtual game night: This is a great way to stay in touch while having fun at the same time. Play games like UNO or Monopoly online or get out a favorite card or board game and play together via video chat.
Stream movies: During a video call, you and your friends can choose a movie and start it at the same time. Another option is popular apps like Netflix Party that lets you view shows or movies at the same time.
Virtual dinner: There are easy and quick dishes you can make out of things you have in your pantry. Cook the same dish as your friend while on video chat, then sit down together and have a catch-up session as you eat what you’ve prepared.
Virtual happy hour: While practicing social distancing, get your favorite adult beverage and enjoy a group video chat. You’ll save money, and you can catch up while having a drink.
Work out: There are plenty of free online workout apps and classes that are available for all fitness needs. Just video-call a friend and take a yoga class together.
Virtual book club: A good way to make this activity even more fun is to have a virtual book club discussion with family and friends. Grab a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail and discuss what you’re reading.
Phone call: Text messaging is so popular that some people forget how simple and meaningful it can be to just dial up a friend or family member for a personal chat.
We hope you enjoy these tips! If you have some of your own, we’d love to hear about them.
If you are having any issues with your feet, Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in New Haven County and Fairfield County can help.
We’re in this together, so if you need us, call our Waterbury office at (203) 755-0489 or our Newtown location at (203) 270-6724.
Stay healthy and in good spirits and help others whenever you can.