Self-isolation can have serious consequences for a person’s mental well-being. Whether it is an introvert deliberately distancing himself from social interaction, or forced into it due to quarantine or isolation, the damage to our psyche can lead to serious psychological complications.
Even if we feel like interacting with other people can sometimes be annoying, people are programmed to interact with others. Fortunately, technology can bridge the gap between social interaction and self-isolation.
It is important to keep in touch with others. Below, we have presented several ways technology can be used to tackle social distancing and self-isolation issues.
The 8 Best Tech Ideas for Handling Self-Isolation
There are many different things we can do to deal with self-isolation and social distancing that will keep us sane. We no longer need to be in the same room or country with someone in order to communicate with them.
Here are a few things we can do to help us pass the time during our physical social exodus.
Let’s start simple. Living in a time of email and text messaging, which is also a good option for social interaction during isolation, we often forget that our phone’s primary function is to make calls. We are so used to using our phones to watch videos on YouTube and on social media that making phone calls to express our thoughts can sometimes be embarrassing.
Sometimes the sound of a friend or family member’s voice is all we really need to get through tough times. Don’t be afraid to make phone calls from time to time. We may be surprised at the results.
Use social media
Social media is widespread throughout the world. These days, it will be difficult for us to find someone who doesn’t have at least one Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account.
As poisonous as these cesspools of ignorance and vanity are, we are more likely to find friends and family on these platforms. It simplifies daily communication and communication. The text does not always convey the correct tone of the message, but with the help of photos and videos, we can clarify the situation with downloads.
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Record a video or live stream
The times of self-isolation and social distancing are perfect for our YouTube and Twitch careers Grab a decent webcam and microphone and get started on our craft. Not only does the creative process give us a lot of work to keep us busy, but also the social aspect.
After the video is posted, we still have a comment section where we can actively engage with our followers. The same can be said for the live chat available on the Twitch platform. If you are active and consistent, your viewership will grow to new heights.
Play a video game
Games can be a great source of fun when we can’t go outside. Online game library platforms such as Steam and EpicGames allow us to buy and play the best games by downloading them to our computer. Console games are also fine if we have a stack of games that we’ve allowed to stack intact.
We can establish social connections with online gaming by gathering a group of friends using the provided in-game chat, if available, or third party VoIP software such as Discord, TeamSpeak3 and Mumble.
Join An Online Chat Group
There are other ways to communicate in a group online. The same effect can be achieved with something as simple as setting up a Google Hangout, Skype call, or FaceTime.
For those who prefer an indirect approach, there are plenty of online forums to throw our two cents away. It’s also a great place to find other people interested in a similar niche. Google search for a hobby or topic and find a forum where they are discussed.
Movie nights on a shared screen
In keeping with the VoIP theme, using the screen sharing feature on platforms like Skype, Discord, and Zoom can help us organize a movie night or a full day of drunken watching our favorite shows with a friend or family member.
The person hosting the films should be the screen to which everyone connects. We can laugh, cry and discuss what just happened in The Walking Dead without even being in the same room.
TV Keys and Subscription Services
When it comes to watching binge, are you more of a lead singer? There are TV dongles from Roku and Amazon Fire TV that provide access to apps, music, TV shows, and movies. Plus, of course, there are subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, which have tons of movies and shows to get lost in for weeks.
E-books and audiobooks
Another thing we might get carried away with during a long period of self-isolation is a good book. Yes, people still read more than just blog articles and Twitter feeds. Awesome fantasy, sci-fi, story, crime thriller, drama. Whatever our preference, there is a book that will grab our attention.
There is something right about holding a real book in your hands. The feeling of the spine, turning over each page with your own fingers, weight, smell. This is what we cannot experience with an e-book or audiobook. However, self-isolation usually means you don’t have to run to the store to buy a newly released paperback book. Hence, it must be done.
E-books and audiobooks are a matter of convenience. We can browse through the thousands of titles that are stored in the Amazon Kindle and Audible libraries to find the perfect prose of our choice. Then read or listen to each line from the comfort of your computer, tablet, smartphone or electronic device. This is not the same as a real book, but as a last resort it will do.
Creativity can strike at any moment. When this happens, we can use our free time to try our hand at writing and publishing our own e-book.