Social Engagement During Isolation

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If you’re anything like us at Social Exposure you’ve probably spent the last few days in your PJs and snacking while taking ‘Which Tiger King Character are You’ quizzes online. Not only is this time of coronavirus and social distancing totally unprecedented, it’s downright strange. There is no easy way to transition from a world of intense connectedness where we share so much of our lives with others both online and in person, to a world confined to our houses. So we thought we’d share some tips on how to stay engaged and socially active during isolation and maybe even keep your mind ticking over too.

First up is the app on everyones lips: Houseparty. Zoom’s cooler cousin, this app is available for IOS and Android and allows you to video chat with up to 8 people at a time from your contact list. For those of you missing weekly game nights with the family or the squad, house party also has built in games including Heads Up and Trivia, so you can keep those competitive juices flowing.

If trivia’s not your thing but you still have that competitive edge, Mattel has an online version of UNO available on the App Store or the Google Play Store. Connect with friends or family over the internet and play together from the safety of your house, with loads of different modes and house rules. While it might not be the same as seeing the fear rising in your friends eyes as you put down a draw 4, online UNO is surely the next best thing.

Another card game classic brought to the virtual world recently is the online version of Card Against Humanity; Evil Apples vs. Humanity. Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play Store, this app allows you to join your friends in a game of wit and humour, with over 6900 answer cards and 1300 question cards – pair them up to see who is truly the funniest of your friends.

If you’re more of a gamer, download Mario Kart Tour from the App Store or Google Play Store. The multiplayer mode allows you to play with up to 7 friends online or with other players in your area.

Whether its online video games or simply checking in on a loved one via house party or FaceTime, staying engaged with your community is the best way to stay happy and mentally healthy during isolation. At Social Exposure we believe that the best use of our time, and now more than ever, is doing things we enjoy with people we love. We will be staying active and engaged with our clients as much as possible in the coming months and wish everyone a safe and happy isolation!