Have you ever been away from someone that you love? It can be heart-breaking. However, there are many ways to stay connected with loved ones even when they’re not physically beside us. Here are a few of the best ways to maintain a close bond with your family and friends through technology.
Send Them Care Packages
Care packages are a great way to show your loved ones that you’re thinking of them. They can be filled with anything from snacks and drinks to personal items like a favorite book or shirt. It’s the perfect way to remind them that they are in your thoughts, no matter how far apart you may be.
Care packages don’t have to be expensive either. You can quickly put together a care package for less than $25 using things like:
- A small cooler bag
- Granola bars
- Dried fruit
- Bottled water or soft drinks
- Packets of instant coffee or tea
- A small stuffed animal or toy
- Personalized note
Sending your loved ones a care package shows how much you care, and you can even send them one on special occasions like birthdays or holidays.
Regular video calls are another great way to stay connected with your loved ones. They may be expensive initially, but the cost of a monthly subscription will quickly pay for itself once you start making regular use of it. Standard video calling allows you to see each other face-to-face as if they were right next door. You’ll also feel less homesick knowing that your family is always just an internet connection away at any time, day or night.
You can also stick to regular calls with SMARTY SIMS™ if you’re not too keen on the idea of video calling. With normal calls, your loved ones will be able to hear and speak with you just like they can when in person.
Having a game night is an excellent way to bond with your family without requiring them to be physically present at home. You might enjoy games such as:
- Tic Tac Toe
- Dominoes (with digital app)
It can even become a regular thing for both families to look forward to every week or month. In addition, having virtual game nights together makes it easier than ever before for friends and relatives who live far away from one another to spend time together.
Good Morning and Goodnight Texts
Text messages are an excellent way for you to stay connected with your friends or family members who live far away from you. You can send them texts telling them that you miss them or thanking them for something nice they’ve done. If it is getting close to bedtime where they are at, sending “good night” texts will let them know that even though they may not see one another in person very often, their thoughts are always on each other as the day comes to a close.
Plan Out Future Trips
Planning trips beforehand is also another great way of staying connected with your loved ones, no matter how much physical distance lies between you. This can be done by scheduling future trips together or suggesting the idea to your family members and seeing their thoughts on it. Having a plan in place will allow both of you to look forward to an upcoming trip with each other, no matter how far away the destination may lie from where they live now.
Make Every Conversation Meaningful
Even if you’re not making plans for when you see one another again anytime soon, make sure that every conversation is meaningful when talking with your loved ones who live elsewhere. You don’t want them feeling like they aren’t important in your life any more than necessary; this could lead to feelings of neglect which would do no good maintaining healthy relationships.
Every conversation should have a point, even if you talk about the weather or daily events. Set time aside specifically for your conversations together so that they aren’t rushed and can be enjoyed while also being meaningful between both of you at the same time.
Good Morning/Night Snacks
An excellent way to stay connected with your loved ones is by sending them care packages filled with snacks like:
- Juice boxes (powdered)
- Chips-Granola bar-Snack crackers.
This ensures that there will already be something nice waiting for breakfast when either of you wakes up in the morning. This is also a great way to show them that you thought of them even when they weren’t with you.
Goodnight Snacks- Just like the morning snacks, it can be nice to send your loved ones some good night snacks as well. These care packages would include delicious treats such as:
- Popcorn (single serving bags)
- Chocolate bars (individual packets) -Fruit snacks/gummies (powdered or individual serving bags).
These are just some examples of what could go into their nighttime package, but feel free to change it up if there are certain foods that your family members prefer over others. The important thing is ensuring both parties have something sweet right before bed.
Get Them a Pet
Pets are a great way to keep loved ones close by. Not only do they provide companionship, but they can also offer a sense of responsibility that can bring people closer together. So whether you get them a dog, a cat, or even a small fish tank, pets are a great way to stay connected with those you love.
Each person should take turns taking care of responsibilities such as feeding, and cleaning up after. This helps ensure all members are involved equally while also giving them time away from responsibility. It can also provide some people who may be more introverted an opportunity to bond with others in the home.
Establish a routine and stick to it as much as possible. When everyone knows what is expected of them, less stress and fighting can happen. This also goes for feeding times, and walks.
Make sure each person has some time alone with the pet. Like humans, animals need their own personal space and time to relax without being bothered by others. This will help prevent tension in your home and ensure all members get the most out of having a pet around.
Pets are not just furry friends – they can be great catalysts for family bonding. By following these tips, you’ll create lasting memories with your loved ones while keeping them close by.
Staying connected with your loved one can be difficult, but it’s so worth it in the end. By using some of these tips, you’ll be able to stay bonded with your loved ones and keep that connection strong.
Whether you’re sending them care packages, planning out future trips together, or just having regular video calls, these tips will help make sure your relationship stays as close as possible. So don’t wait any longer. Instead, start using these tips today and keep that bond strong.