At present, everyone around the world is experiencing a Covid-19 pandemic. This issue certainly has an impact on increasing the number of infected victims and the emergence of unemployment in the social sector. As a result, lockdown and quarantine are regarded as one of the solutions to restrain the virus outbreak. Therefore, as human beings, we should participate in encouraging others or families so that we can support each other and pass this difficult time. The following are some tips to encourage others during the quarantine.
Make an Online Group Meeting
Face to face meeting is essential to keep in touch one and another. You can share opinions with friends about your activities during the quarantine time or talk about hobbies. By discussing the same interest will overcome your boredom with your best friends.
Show Someone Empathy
For someone whose family has passed away because of Covid-19 virus, you need to understand that the best thing you can give is space for them. Sometimes people try to offer help to solve their problems because of the discomfort they see in mourning. However, the best thing you can do is give them room to grieve. Therefore, better to ask, “How can I be there for them at this moment” instead of “How can I solve their problem.”
Your support for them is not to help them solve the problem but to be a good listener. Because when they want to tell stories, and someone wants to listen to them, it can help them deal with the difficulties they experience. Your empathy will be valuable to support and cheer them up.
Spend Your Time to Interact With the Loved Ones
Allocating a few minutes every day to call them will strengthen your family bond. For example, your spouse, children, and the parent who need your support, starting from a simple attitude, like sending a message, calling, or now you can make a video call to ask about the news. Even if you can’t meet and hug him directly, you can still pick up the phone or send a gift to your loved ones. No matter how small it is, it still means a lot to them.
Invite Your Friends for Virtual Workout
The rise of virtual workouts and Tik Tok has been expanding significantly. People who regularly go to the gym after work moves into cyberspace to get their daily or weekly workouts. For many others, they have been forced by the boredom of compartmentalization and self-isolation.
This activity is not only can maintain your health but also your mood as it involves enjoyment and happiness. Usually, there will be a fitness instructor giving the workout or particular moves instruction.