The holidays are here and people are not only wanting but needing to come together with their friends to celebrate and feel something other than worry and stress. Unfortunately, it’s not too easy to do so at this time, but there are ways to still celebrate with your friends and remain safe. Below I’ve listed four ways for you guys to do so!
Of course, the safest way to celebrate with your friends is to come together virtually. You guys can all video chat together to laugh and enjoy the day. You can even make themes for the event. I think a fun idea for Christmas is to have a secret Santa where you guys send each other presents and open them while on video chat! Although it’s not in person, you can still have fun and enjoy the day.
Get Tested And/Or Self Isolate
If you really prefer to do something in person, which is understandable, then you and your friends can plan ahead and get tested while self-isolating until the results come back. If not getting tested, then you can just self-isolate for the recommended time of two weeks. Once that’s done, you can safely hang out together and enjoy a moment of no worries besides having a ton of fun!
Another way to safely celebrate the holidays with your friends is to celebrate outdoors. This one might not become the most favorable to those who live in the area where it gets extremely cold. However, if you live where it doesn’t get too cold in the fall and winter months, then doing something outside is a perfect idea.
Regardless of what you decide to do to celebrate, do your best to keep a decent distance. I know sometimes that can end up becoming a difficult task, but I think if you’re not sitting super close the entire time then it should be fine. Personally, I don’t like to sit so close regardless of who it is if I don’t have to, so that wouldn’t be a problem for me at all. I think after this year, a lot of people are like me as well.
I know how it feels to miss your friends and to just need some fun in your life. It’s been pretty much a year since I’ve done anything fun with my friends, so I get it. There’s no problem with making plans to hang with your friends. Remember to be safe and have fun!