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How To Socialise With Friends While Needing To Stay Apart

The world is a strange place right now. We are living in a time that none of us ever imagined would happen – a time when we have to stay physically apart from the people we love to keep ourselves safe and protect them. We started the year as usual, and then part way through everything changed – and the hardest part about this change is the fact that we have to stay apart from those we love, such as our friends. 

 

The good news is that while we need to stay physically distant from our friends – or anyone who we don’t live with – there are plenty of ways that we can still spend time socialising with them, it’s just a case of taking a creative approach and finding simple ways to get around not being able to be physically close to each other right now. 

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In need of a few ideas and inspiration for spending quality time with your friends while staying apart? Below are a few ideas and suggestions to use to make spending quality time with your friends a little easier! 

 

Host weekly coffee catch ups

The chances are that before the pandemic hit, you would spend a significant portion of your free time meeting friends for coffee at all of your favourite coffeehouses. However, since the pandemic hit, going out for coffee isn’t as simple or as straightforward as it used to be, especially if you or one of your friends has been shielded. If you’re not able to meet up for coffee like you previously would do, why not host weekly coffee catch ups over Zoom? Set a time and day each week where you and a group of your closest friends get together on Zoom and have a catch up over a coffee. 

 

Hold virtual cocktail making nights 

Feeling a little bored of Zoom quizzes? Well, why not make the next virtual girls’ night in a little more interesting and sign up for an online cocktail making evening? If you and your girls would usually spend every Saturday night sipping cocktails at your favourite bar, an online cocktail making workshop could be a great alternative – especially if you pick one that sends you everything that you need for the class, so there’s no need to go out and buy anything! Just think how much fun you could have taking part in a cocktail making class along with some of your closest friends. 

 

Spend as much time outdoors as possible

Seeing friends outdoors is a great option as it’s safer than meeting people indoors, which is why it’s a good idea to try and find as many outdoor activities to do with your friends as possible. Whether it’s attending an outdoor workout class like Zumba or a relaxing Yoga class, or it’s holding a brunch picnic at the park, catching up at the beach, or simply going for a walk, the more outdoor activities you can do together, the better. 

 

It’s not easy having to stay physically apart from your friends, however just because you have to distance yourself from them, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a good time together.