Keep in touch with loved ones-but how?
Keep in touch and stay connected with loved ones at this time as it couldn’t be more important. Maybe you are living alone or have friends and family who are. Whatever your situation, it is vital that we keep connected to others.
In these strange times it is easy to feel more isolated than ever. It can feel like you are completely alone and have no support. But connecting with at least one person each day can be what you need to feel more positive and feel part of a community.
But how can you keep in touch?
The trusty old telephone. We all use our phone and have possibly taken it for granted in the past but now it is a main source of communication in these strange time. Pick up the phone and give a friend a call. Check in on them and schedule in your next call with the for tomorrow or the next day.
Keep in touch through FaceTime
If you own a smart mobile phone then why not give FaceTime a go! FaceTime allows you to see your loved one at the same time as speaking to them making you feel as connected as possible.
If you want to give this a try, simply find the contacts name in your phone book on your mobile phone. Once you have found their contact, open the contact and you should see a button that says FaceTime. Click on this and it will begin calling. You will be able to see yourself on the screen of your phone too to make sure your whole head is in shot when they answer!
Zoom video calling
Maybe you fancy seeing and speaking to more than one household at a time. This can be really useful if you want to have a family virtual get together. Or maybe you want to start a friends virtual meet up in an evening to chat or discuss a book you have all been reading. Whatever the reason, a great way to do this is through a website or Application called Zoom.
Zoom is a video calling meeting platform that until recently was mainly used by businesses to hold virtual meetings with people who are in different locations. This is exactly what we need to do now! We are all stuck in various locations across the country or even the world. This system allows many people at a time to see and speak to each other. It’s almost like you are in the same room!
All you need is an internet connection and a device to use. This could be a computer, a mobile phone or a tablet. You can visit www.Zoom.com and begin making video calls to your friends and family. You can schedule a meet up virtually and send out invitations. It really is the new going out!
What else can help?
So staying in touch with loved ones is sorted. But do you worry about how you are going to access food during these times. If you are unable to leave your home to go to the shops to stock up, what other options are there?
Online grocery shopping
All of the major supermarkets now offer online shopping. You choose your groceries and pick a delivery slot. There is of course a charge for delivery but it means you don’t have to leave your house. There is however a huge demand for this during this time and you may find a backlog while the supermarkets try to get on top of this demand.
This is another really good option if you need meals delivering to your home. The beauty of these meals is they are already made for you! They come frozen so you can just grab one out of the freezer and pop it in the microwave when you are ready to eat. They are all nutritionally balanced and delicious meals. You are not tied in to any contract with them and so can pick and choose how often you have these meals delivered. Head to their website https://www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com/ or call them on 0800 0773100 to receive a brochure of all of their meals.
If you are really struggling to access food during this time, you may be able to access some via local charities. This will vary from area to area so it is worth giving your local council a call who should be able to direct you to the right place.
Remember, it is really important to stay connected to others during this time. Ask for help when you need it and talk to others if you are feeling low. You might just brighten up someone else’s day too!