When you are spending most of your time at home, work, socializing, and playing take on new definitions. Connecting with friends and colleagues who are also staying at home means you have to come up with creative ways to stay connected. Luckily, Wi-Fi and Internet can keep you and those you care about connected no matter where you are in the world.
This doc helps you cope with
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Stay connected with friends, family, and co-workers
When you are spending most of your time at home, staying connected with your loved ones and co-workers can be difficult since you cannot physically talk to and see them every day. Video conferencing, texting, and Slack can help with bridging the gap, but some times just having a fun way to interact with the people you care about goes a long way to maintaining those connections. Having fun activities can also help reduce the cabin fever and stress from staying inside all day. Here the activities you can try at work and at home:
You're already seeing your colleagues every day over Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Webex. Why not try to make the experience a little more fun? Here are a few activities to try at work:
- "Can you mute please?" "I have a hard stop at ___." Your favorite video conferencing phrases all from the comfort of this doc and making a game out of it.
- Inspired by my colleague Andrew, a "Spirit Captain" encourages everyone on your team to wear a hat or dress up your pet to show over video conference or Slack. Each day of the week has a new theme.
Personal and Social Activities
- Tired of cycling through the same meals every day since you're cooking all the time? Create and share your own menu with friends so it seems like you're ordering from a 5-star restaurantーyour house.
- A simple ice breaker to play when you're hosting a virtual happy hour (or team-building event with colleagues). Guess each other's 6-word memoirs before revealing the true identity of the author.
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