How to Stay Connected While Staying at Home

woman hosting a virtual birthday party to stay connected

You may have heard that humans are social beings and that has perhaps never felt more true. Thanks to technology, however, it’s now easier (and more fun) than ever to remain connected with those we care about from your Woodbury, Minnesota apartment home at Valley Creek.

Connect Over Video

One of the easiest yet most effective things you can do is have a live video chat. It may be as easy as clicking on the little video icon when making a regular phone call. But if that doesn’t cut it, there are other options at your disposal. For starters, Skype has been a favorite for years while FaceTime and Google Hangouts have gotten popular in their own rights. It’s the next best thing to actually being there.

Host a Virtual Party

Who says we can’t have happy hours anymore? Having a blast with friends is as important as ever and now you can do it from home. All you need are some willing buddies but you can take it to the next level and turn it into an event, complete with a theme and ambiance. Netflix has proven to be a reliable standby but did you know it doesn’t have to be a solo activity? With the intuitive Chrome extension Netflix Party, you can synchronize your viewing with others to watch shows and movies in real-time together. Because bingeing Tiger King isn’t nearly as much fun alone.

Read Virtual Books

Reading is an ideal way to stay stimulated at home and book clubs are an ideal way to turn a solitary activity into something social. You can just gather friends and family and make your own club. But if you’d rather find someplace already established, you still have many great options.

  • At Now Read This, a new book is featured each month and presented with thought-provoking questions on a daily basis. Hosted by The New York Times and PBS NewsHour, this is the ideal community for literature buffs.
  • Named and founded by the former quarterback, the Andrew Luck Book Club welcomes readers of all backgrounds and makes discussion fully accessible through social media.
  • If you’re a faster reader than most, Monthly Book Club allows you to tackle two books per month instead of only one. With a laid back atmosphere and thousands of members, this is a great choice for more casual readers.

Valley Creek Apartments is here to help you live your best life, enjoy cooking, and stay connected no matter the circumstances. For questions or comments, feel free to contact us anytime.

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