Keeping Social While Social Distancing

Health, Tools

With Covid-19 going strong, there is a new normal that has arrived. We will talk about a few ways to help us to stay social while social distancing.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, health experts have asked us to social distance, keeping at least 6 feet apart from one another and to stay home as much as possible. This helps to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of Covid-19.

For some people, social distancing from others can be tough. If you are an extrovert, being social is as necessary as food or water. But for an introvert, someone who enjoys time alone, this may be an easier task to accomplish.

Whether an extrovert or an introvert, we all need human contact. Connections with others promote wellness and are essential for good health, especially when you are presented with a situation that can cause anxiety.

To get through social distancing, we need to maintain our social and emotional support. Social media has bever been more important for providing a human connection.

Being Social Without Breaking the Rules

1. Group Chats

Since you can’t see all of the people that you would like to, why not start a group chat? Group chats are a great and easy way to stay connected with friends and family. You can share updates on quarantine life, share encouragement, and offer support where needed.

2. Video Conferencing

Why not suggest to your friends or family have a video dinner together? You can decide together what to make, then you all cook the same meal and video chat while you eat. Making the same meal will make it feel like you are actually eating together.

You can also play games digitally. Some video conferencing apps allow you to screen your share, this enables you to play a game together. There are also some apps that you can download to your smartphone and play together even if you’re actually not together.

There are many good video conferencing apps to use.

  • Facetime
  • Zoom
  • WhatsApp Video
  • Facebook Messenger Video
  • Microsoft Teams

Any of those apps will allow you to feel close to your friends and family.

3. Go Out In Nature

Because we have to social distance, it doesn’t mean we can’t be out in nature. Take a walk. Go look at the trees, and the pretty flowers. Stay safe and take precautions, but enjoy nature. Sit on your lawn or balcony, take in the sun. A little time in nature will be sure to brighten your day.

4. Make A Phone Call

Yes, you read that right, make a phone call. We live in an age where phoning people is weird! “Why would I call them? I’ll just text them instead.” This may seem old school, but sometimes old school does the trick. Texting can be so impersonal and hearing someone’s voice and tone can make all the difference. It can be enough to boost your spirits and theirs.

5. Reconnect With Your Family

Some of us may be social distancing alone, others will be with a roommate, or family. If you are social distancing with someone else, take this time to reconnect. Plan days to spend together doing the same tasks. Maybe there are some things you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time. Well, now you have the time! Make a list and accomplish them.

  • Cook and eat dinner together
  • Play board games
  • Play videogames together
  • Be active together (go for a walk, or do an exercise video together)
  • Plant a garden
  • Take a drive

Whatever it may be, do it together. This will help make the time more enjoyable, and draw you closer together.


We have talked about only 5 ways to help you to stay social while social distancing. There are many other things you can do. But, try these 5 things.

Maybe you are also working from home. There are pros and cons. There are more distractions working from home. How can you stay focused working from home? Check out our latest blog that explains that! Click here to read.

We don’t know when we will be able to spend time with each other again. But let’s take advantage of this time we do have right now. It may not be the ideal way to see each other, but at least we can still spend time together. Think of all the things you can do, not the things you cant.

Follow Us On Social Media!

Looking at Benefit Plans for your business?

Acquisition pricing hurts clients

Acquisition Pricing Hurts Clients – Why and How?

Have you ever started a group benefits plan or changed insurers for a lower price? Only to be told a year later that due to your high claims your rates have increased. The reality is that almost always the initial rates you were quoted were artificially low. Creating...
What Employee Benefits Are Most Important?

What Employee Benefits Are Most Important?

There is a variety of employee benefits a company can offer. You might be thinking "where do I begin?" We are going to discuss what benefits are most important to employees. We have noticed a shift in consumer trends in the last few years. Benefits that used to be...
Health & Dental Relief

Health and Dental Premium Relief Extended for June

The health and dental premium reduction we provided to plan sponsors for April and May gave relief in real-time. In implementing this, it reflected the anticipated decrease in plan member health and dental claims due to pandemic closure of service providers. We...
Keeping Social while Social Distancing

Keeping Social While Social Distancing

With Covid-19 going strong, there is a new normal that has arrived. We will talk about a few ways to help us to stay social while social distancing. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, health experts have asked us to social distance, keeping at least 6 feet apart from one...
How to stay focused working from home?

How to Stay Focused Working from Home?

There are more people working from home now than ever before. With the outbreak of Covid-19, it has forced thousands of people to work from home. In this, article we would like to share some of the pros and cons of working from home. Then we will provide some tips on...
What are the Benefits of Group Insurance?

What Are The Benefits of Group Insurance?

First of all, there are a lot of insurance packages out there, for individuals and for groups. So, which should you choose? We are going to talk about what the benefits of group insurance are for you as employees and employers. Although the government sponsors many...
Support For Small Businesses

COVID 19: Support For Small Businesses In BC

Small Business BC Support For the latest information on small business supports, resources and advisory services during COVID-19, please visit Small Business BC. Advisors are ready to help by phone at 1-800-667-2272, email and daily digital meetups. See how COVID-19...
Employee Benefits, are they important?

Are Employee Benefits that Important?

Do I really need employee benefits? Are employee benefits THAT important? Let's talk about some reasons why employee benefits are important to employees. 1. Increase Your Appeal As A Business Benefits are strategically important. They are an important way to get...
Social Media for Your Company

20 Benefits of Using Social Media for Your Company

A growing number of companies are using social media as part of their marketing strategy. Social media works in many ways as a marketing tool. has found great success from using social media in their marketing strategy. Let's talk about 20 benefits of...
Scientifically Proven Ways to Stay Happy at Work!

Scientifically Proven Ways to Stay Happy at Work!

We are living in a busy world! Always on the go. This can make us feel overwhelmed, stressed or even unhappy when we get to work. What can we do? How can we be happy? We will talk about 5 ways that are scientifically proven to stay happy at work in a stress-filled...