Advice on Maintaining friendships no matter the distance

The phrase ‘distance makes the heart grow fonder’ seems to not apply in every case. This is because it is quite evident that most friendships, relationships and marriages have broken during this difficult time. It is quite unfortunate that such things are happening when we truly need each other to pull through.
Friends are very important people in our lives. Things may seem different now because we can hardly visit them, schedule for dates where we get to interact with them in person and do things together. Now, we are forced to do everything via social media, which may be difficult especially if you are not one who spends a lot of time online. If you are struggling during these social distancing times to stay close to your friends, below are helpful tips for you:

1. Schedule for catch-up times

You can either do this as an individual or as a group. Set aside time for you to either call them, video call them or even text them. This is because if you wait for spontaneity to take over, life may happen and you may keep procrastinating till it is too late.

2. Share coping mechanisms

It sure is a difficult time for all of us. We may all look like we are doing okay but deep down, this virus has taken a toll on all of us. If we share our struggles and what we are using to cope with them, we make it easier for ourselves and our friends since we are able to pick up what we are lacking and so are they.

Source; @ayodejia on Instagram

3. Send them gifts via courier services

Since we are unable to physically meet with our friends, you can make them feel lighter by sending them a gift then go ahead and use courier services to deliver it. For instance, if a friend’s birthday is incoming, I may decide to gift them a product they love but never owned. It could also be a product that they love but are probably running low on. Do this a few days or weeks before the due date and watch them light with excitement.

4. Connect via social media platforms

Most people are left having more screen hours than they did prior to the corona virus pandemic. Take advantage of this and use the platforms to interact more with your friends. Tag them in relatable posts, share memes with them and show them accounts that have content that they may resonate with.
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Raisa Ichalut
Raisa Ichalut is a wellness- nichéd Content Curator who seeks to use this website as a tool that informs, empowers, and enlightens people on topics around self- discovery, development, and love, general wellness, positivism, energy, healing, and mindfulness.

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