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Keeping in Touch with Long Distance Friends

Quarantine has been rough on everybody. It’s super hard to keep in touch with all your friends while keeping up with your own life. Long distance friendships can get especially hard. I, for one, get so wrapped up in what’s going on around me that I sometimes forget to check in on my friends. Before I know it, weeks go by and I haven’t talked to some of my friends. It’s definitely hard, but it is possible to stay on top of your social life while you’re stuck at home. Here are some tips how!

Set time aside to catch up with friends

I always text my friends while I’m doing other things. The problem with that is that it gets too easy to forget to respond to them. Set a time aside once a week, or whatever fits your schedule, to just check in on a friend or two and see how they’re doing! Quality time with your closest guys and gals beats quantity any day.

Call!

Calling is so much more intimate than just texting your friends. I love to FaceTime my friends while I’m studying or doing homework to keep each other company and also to just see their pretty faces(; Not seeing anybody during quarantine has been super rough on everyone, so it does a ton to call your friends, even if it’s just for 5 minutes!

Find things to do together

During quarantine, popularity for add-ons like Netflix Party, MyDisneyPal, and many more has skyrocketed. Find something fun to do with your friends so that you can still have fun while you’re apart! There are a ton of fun things to do online; you can listen to Spotify together with their new Group Session feature, do virtual escape rooms, and have movie nights just to name a few!

Maintaining your relationships doesn’t have to be hard! Just don’t forget about your friends(:

Hi! I'm Michelle, a senior at Purdue University studying Brain and Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Management. I'm from Orange County in sunny SoCal. Some of my hobbies include golfing, journaling, and singing!
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