While you are having to practice social distancing measures in order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, you are at risk of being cut off from others. Fortunately, technology has made it possible to communicate with your friends and family even though you must stay at home other than going out to run essential errands. Therefore, you can be in touch with those who you care about through social media, texting, and video chat. It may be hard to keep conversations flowing this way, but with these 5 tips, you will see how easy it really is.
1. Keep Talking About The Things You Enjoy
Keep a list of things you enjoy to talk about with your friends and family. They can be hobbies, other interests, anything interesting that happened with working from home, anything that you like. And allow them to do the same and listen to what they have to say as well to keep the conversation going.
2. Ask Questions That Are Open-Ended
Ask questions that require more than just a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’, which are open-ended questions. Those can easily turn into major conversations that can last a while. You will find that who you are talking to will do the same as well with you.
3. Blurt What You Are Thinking About
If you are struggling to come up with ideas for a conversation with someone, just blurt out what is on your mind. This is if you are chatting with someone and then the conversation is beginning to lag. If you want to message a friend or family member, do it out of nowhere and initiate it by sharing what is on your mind. You never know, they may have something similar that they are thinking about and want to talk about as well.
4. Share A Funny Meme Through A Text Or Through Messenger
What is a better online conversation piece than a meme? There are so many memes about how unbelievable 2020 is that they are a good distraction for the stress that the pandemic has caused. They are not only great conversation pieces but can cause a lot of laughter which is what you need right now more than anything.
5. Send Pictures Of Anything That Happened In Your Home That You Want To Share
Did your pet or child do something funny? Why not take a picture and send it to your friends and family through texting or messenger. Talk about it as well and ask who you are taking to share some of the funny things that happened at their home. You could fill in a long time by having a conversation about funny things that happened.
These are stressful times when the only way to connect with others is by utilizing technology. However, you are still able to connect which is not the real thing, but it still can prevent you from being lonely. Make the best use of it and have some great conversations to keep your spirits up.