Put In The Extra Effort
Make an extra effort with your loved ones during this time because you never know who might be feeling lonely, and your phone call could make a big difference. Talking to others will help you to maintain cognition as well as keep your mood up. If you give them the steps over the phone, you could even have group calls and video calls with your loved ones. You could take your old routine of having Sunday dinner together and do it virtually! You can also play games virtually or just catch up and check in with them.
If you have older people in your family, make sure that you are keeping in contact as they will have been isolated for a lot longer than you. Check in once a day over the phone or message them throughout the day. Not only is it something for you to look forward to and put into your routine, but it’s also something for your loved one to look forward to as well. Be patient if you are trying to teach them how to do something virtually over the phone – it may be something completely new and intimidating.