How do I get through the corona quarantine without seeing my friends?
Ah, the question of the season! I’m really glad you asked this, Sophia, because it’s a very important topic that so many of us are struggling with right now.
First, I would like to direct you to a blog post about staying connected in quarantine that one of my awesome fellow S2S mentors, Paige, wrote just a few days ago! She already did a great job on this topic, so this won’t be a super detailed answer, but you should definitely check out her post for more! I also wrote a blog about dealing with social isolation in general, so you might want to look there too ;)
So. How CAN we get through quarantine without seeing our friends? Well to start with, we are lucky enough to live in an age of great technology, which means that we can keep in touch with our friends and loved ones virtually. Some of us may be limited in what our parents allow us to do online, but in these strange times I’m fairly certain that if you ask, your parents will come up with ways for you to stay in touch. Maybe they’ll set up a video chat for you and you friends (there are so many different platforms out there that it’s kind of ridiculous ;), or give you access to an email or phone so that you can stay in touch that way. I know from my own experience that those can all be a lot of fun and help keep you sane throughout all this. You can also go the old fashioned way though, and send letters! That can be equally fun and great. If you live in a neighborhood, you might also be able to chat or even walk together from across the street. Basically, there are a lot of ways to keep in touch ;) None of them will ever be quite on the level of hanging out with or hugging your friends in person, but it can get you a lot closer than you might expect! Ultimately, figure out what works for you and your friends, take that as an opportunity to make sure they know you’re there for them throughout all this, and don’t forget about having fun ;D
There are a lot of other things you can do to get through quarantine without your friends though. See if one of your family members wants to play a game or something with you. They might also be having a hard time with quarantine, and really appreciate it! You can also try losing yourself in a world without corona--read a book, write a story, or simply daydream ;)
Lastly, remember you’re isolating yourself for a reason….You’re trying to protect yourself, your family, and your world. It’s a tough thing to endure, but knowing why you’re doing it can help!
I hope this (and the blog posts) help! I’m always here if you need anything more <3