The Holiday Season is known to bring cheer, family visits, festive shopping, and much more. While this year has been a rollercoaster for the entire world due to the pandemic, it is common to experience the blues for not being together with loved ones. But well, here’s why we are here.
Let’s get down to help you celebrating & engaging in relationships virtually; here’s what you can do:
- Organise Virtual Gatherings
Plan to have everyone participate. Especially the how-to(s) of the video platform for our dearest aunts & uncles. Organise a game night, do a potluck, why not make a themed dinner? The effort of being together counts and togetherness does not always come with physical proximity. Let this year make no exception for you to be together with your loved ones.
- It’s Okay To Feel The Blues
It’s okay to experience the waves of loneliness, fear of missing out on family traditions. Don’t let the burden pull you down – acknowledge, accept, and experience what you’re feeling. Remember to be a part of virtual celebrations & let the warmth shared make you feel at home.
- Stay Connected Offline
There are other ways of staying connected with people dear to you. Write to them like old times, draft them an email. The times are uncertain and the holidays might be unusual for most of us, but why not make this year a testament of how nothing can halt family celebrations. Let the heartfelt sentiments written over a greeting card remind them of how you’ve been thinking of them. You can also send them flowers or meals, by, of course, following all safety precautions.
- Practice Gratitude
There is nothing as comforting as being with loved ones, but it is equally important to care for everyone’s health and wellbeing. The year has not been so easy on everyone, so don’t be so hard on yourself or others; everyone’s still accepting the new normal. Spot the silver lining and look beyond, you have survived a turmoil of a year, you and your family are sound & healthy. Practice gratitude and continue reaching out to your loved ones virtually, in these testing times.
- Switch Off From Work
The unusual setting of work from home may have increased workload for you. But this isn’t the time for deadlines and pressures – so break free from work notifications & feel the festive cheer. Celebrations await you – pick up your phone, decorate the tree, and stay connected with family.
- Put In Effort For Your Partner
It might seem like a tough nut to crack, but there are plenty of ways of making relationships work, especially if you are away from each other. From setting up a virtual dinner night to binge-watching on Netflix Party, let not the distance dominate what you two share. While doing so, remember to give each other space and respect their boundaries. Have confidence in your relationship, and never feel hesitant to keep reminding them how much you treasure the bond.
Don’t let a pandemic keep you away from celebrating this year. Practice these 6 ways and have an exceptional always- to-be-remembered virtual holiday gala you’ll brag to your grandkids about!