We all know, deep down, that in order to have a fulfilling life, we must have strong bonds with others. We’ve all had awful days where surrounding ourselves with the greatest people would quickly make a tremendous difference in our lives. Like in the TV show Friends, we all need a Rachel and Monica or Chandler and Joey (or all six of them). Not only will this ability improve our mental health but hey, we can all use some cheering up when things don’t go right.
That said if you ever realise one of your close friends are distancing themselves or are literally in a deep hole that isn’t able to snap out of it themselves. The littlest thing you can do to help is by spending some quality time with them and providing a more optimistic mindset.
Everyone is going through a tough time especially during this pandemic. So let’s help each other out, ey?
Be the first one to reach out
Reaching out might be difficult for those who aren’t in the right headspace. So try to make the first move and start a conversation if you know your buddy is going through a difficult moment. It’d be unexpected and they would probably like that a lot. The fact that someone wants to chat with them can sometimes lift their spirits up.
It’s always comforting to know that someone is rooting for you. Whether you send a simple “thinking of you – hang in there!” message or search for your favourite quote that can boost them up a bit.
Send funny memes or videos
Who doesn’t like a good laugh? Especially when it involves a dog performing a goofy trick or a humorous meme you discovered on Instagram. Make your friend’s day by randomly sending them a meme that you’d know will certainly put a smile on their face.
Spontaneous (virtual) game night
When you’re under lockdown and trying to keep everyone else around you safe, it can be tough to find a time when everyone is available to join a Zoom session. However, if that happens, it will mean a lot to that one buddy, especially after being alone in their own little world for so long. Gather your pals and play trivia quizzes, Psych, Plato, or other games.
Do an extra chore
If you’re experiencing something like this with your roommate, try to lend a hand and help them out with an extra chore at home. Remember, it’s the littlest things that count and would make them feel appreciated and supported. Knowing that they can count on their friends anytime when they aren’t feeling too good.
We’re all going through something but imagine how you would feel after doing this nice gesture for your friend. If they’re able to bounce back, it’s all thanks to you and in a way, they will always know that they have a safe space to run to.