Social Connection Exercises

During this crisis, it is important to connect with others, including your peers, friends, and teachers. Social connection exercises can be an important and fun way to interact with others and prevent loneliness. These activities can also serve to help you learn more about new friends and acquaintances during this difficult time.

If you have access to a computer, you can connect with others through free applications such as:

  • Zoom

  • Google Hangouts

  • Facetime

  • Discord

These applications are helpful because they allow you to see and speak to other people, making your interactions with others more personal.

Once you connect with others virtually, you can engage in many fun activities such as:

  • sharing cooking recipes (maybe even bake some bread)

  • compare music on Spotify or create a quarantine playlist

  • play group games (ex. Psych, a fun free app that can be played by more than 10 people)

  • watching movies together using Netflix Party

However, even if you do not have access to a computer, you can still connect with your friends! For example, you can:

  • engage in group exercise routines via phone

  • read the same books and watch the same shows and discuss what you thought

  • Grow the same plant as someone else and keep track of your progress!

Although we may be quarantined, we do not have to be alone. We will overcome this difficult period when we come together as a community.