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STAYING CONNECTED

Lucy Mitchell

Posted on March 26 2020

We’re currently living in a time where the future is unknown. How long are we going to be in ISO for? Will I ever make it to Europe for my long awaited trip? Will I ever get to see my beloved St Kilda football club play another game this season? Will the toilet paper aisle at Coles be ever full stocked again?

That’s why keeping in contact with your loved ones is crucial. To be honest it’s probably the only thing that’s keeping me sane at the moment. We are so lucky to be in a world with just a few clicks on your phone you can be video messaging a loved one.

For the time being (and we don’t know how long this is going to last) this is our new “normal”.

I’ve been staying in contact with friends and family via Facetime. I don’t know about you, but Facetime has become my new best friend.

For instance, I’m having a Facetime dinner date with a friend next week. And it was only last night I had a 2 and a half hour Facetime catch up with one of my best friends. Staying connected can be easily done. All you need to do is start.

Also, be creative with your forms of communicating. I love to cook and bake. So in one of my upcoming Facetime catch ups with a friend we’re going to both be cooking the exact same thing at the exact same time. I’d love to hear from you guys too if you have any creative ways of communicating with your loved ones.

Make it fun. In these tough times making someone laugh, or even just putting a smile on someone's face can go a very long way.

Just think, the quicker we all self-isolate and listen to what we’re being told to do, the quicker this whole debacle will be over.

For me, the fact that we’re being told that we aren’t allowed to catch up with friends fact-to-face just makes me want to do it so much more.

But when the time comes and we’re allowed to see each other again, it’s just going to make things even more special. And it will make you appreciate your loved ones even more.

I hope you are all staying safe and regularly checking in with your loved ones.

Lucy xxx

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