x Eve Woman Wellness Readers Lounge Leisure and Travel My Man Bridal Health Relationships Parenting About Us Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
Login ×

Creative ways to stay in touch with friends during social distancing

Readers Lounge - By Gloria Nyang'iye | March 28th 2020 at 09:10:00 GMT +0300
There are many video chat applications you can use such as Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Instagram (Image: Shutterstock)

The weekend is here and this is the time when many people would typically make hangout plans with friends. Unfortunately, we’ve all been advised to observe social distancing in order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

In a time and age of so much technological advancement, there are many creative ways to keep in touch with friends so that you don’t feel like you missed a thing once the self-isolation ends. Here are a few ideas on fun things to do with friends while social distancing.

  • Watch a movie together

Since you can’t physically meet up to watch a movie, why not watch the same movie over video call? There are so many video chat applications that you can use such as Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Instagram.

All you need to do is set up your streaming station on a comfy bed or couch, with a few snacks. Make sure you and your friend(s) press play on the movie at the same time so that you can see and hear each other’s reactions as you watch the movie.

Reading aloud to each other over a video call is a fun way to keep up with your reading (Image: Shutterstock)
  • Cook together

Pick a new recipe that you’d like to try and tell a friend to help you cook it over a video call. Simply take your phone, tablet or laptop with you into your kitchen and cook the same meal at the same time.

This way, you can call each other out on whether any measurements are wrong or when something is about to burn. Afterwards, sit down and eat the same meal at the same time so that you and your friend(s) give each other feedback on how it turned out.

  • Read aloud to each other

Why not start a mini book club with a couple of friends? Reading aloud to each other over a group phone conversation or video group chat is a fun way to keep up with your reading. You can purchase E-books online or take turns in reading to each other any interesting books you have on hand.

  2. 1. Seven ways to help your teenager overcome heartbreak
  3. 2. Singaporean woman gives birth to baby with Covid-19 antibodies
  4. 3. Six reasons why women fake orgasms
  5. 4. Confessions: He rejected me because of my age, now he wants me to stay

Doing so will take your mind off any anxiety or fear that you may have concerning the current COVID-19 global pandemic. It's okay to get lost in a good book every now and then, and its even more fun when your friends are involved.

Pick a new recipe that you’d like to try and tell a friend to help you cook it over a video call (Image: Shutterstock)
  • Plan for your next meetup

We’re all eagerly waiting for social distancing to finally come to an end! Use this time to save your money and plan for your first meetup once you’re all out of self-isolation/self-quarantine. Come up with a budget and ideas of activities that you will do.

This could be a simple brunch date or a trip out of town. Get planning right now so that, when the time comes, you’re mentally and financially prepared to get back to your regular life. This will also help you avoid doing irrational things and spending large sums of money on all the places and things you’ve been missing all at once without a financial plan beforehand.

Top Stories

Men only: Why many millennial marriages will fail...unless
My Man - By Tony Mochama

Queen of rap Nicki Minaj marks 10 years since debut studio album and solo career
Achieving Woman - By Audrey Masitsa

Six reasons why women fake orgasms
Between The Sheets - By Esther Muchene

Six intimacy killers you should know
Between The Sheets - By Esther Muchene

4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina

Dry-humping can get you pregnant...even with your clothes on
Health - By Daily Mail

7 Benefits of using eggs for facial treatment
Skin Care - By Naomi Mruttu

4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina

The last words of Kyrzayda Rodriguez, famous fashion blogger who succumbed to cancer
Trendsetters - By Lolita Bunde

10 Ways you can use toothpaste to achieve a perfect skin
Readers Lounge - By Davis Muli

Latest Stories

Confessions: I’m worried about my widowed mother’s spree of love affairs
Readers Lounge - By Hilda Boke Mahare

Confessions: My mum was Sh212.9 billion cocaine kingpin grandmother with gold-plated sub-machine gun
Readers Lounge - By Mirror

BBI report: More gains for women on elective posts
Readers Lounge - By Wilfred Ayaga

BBI report: Radical changes to student admissions, teacher hiring
Readers Lounge - By Augustine Oduor

Murder charge that could kill Aisha Jumwa’s political aspirations
Readers Lounge - By Joackim Bwana

Back to school: Hitches as school tests start
Readers Lounge - By The Standard Team

From role models to sex workers: Why child labour is rising in Kenya
Readers Lounge - By Tom Odula and Associated Press

More parents opting to put school girls on pills as teen pregnancies increase
Readers Lounge - By Philip Muasya

Confessions: I resent my two-year-old and come up with excuses not to spend time with her
Readers Lounge - By Mirror

The era of men carrying food to the office is here
Readers Lounge - By Kirsten Kanja

Stay Ahead!

Access premium content only available
to our subscribers.

Support independent journalism
Log in
Support independent journalism
Create an account    Forgot Password
Create An Account
Support independent journalism
I have an account Log in
Reset Password
Support independent journalism
Log in