1. Make Future Plans
Although many people’s lives have been turned upside down, it is important to look to the future, particularly when doing long-distance. It is extremely upsetting to have plans cancelled, especially when you’ve been waiting to see your S.O. Additionally, staying optimistic right now is essential for your mental health; uplifting yourself by getting excited about future plans can improve both your and your S.O.’s wellbeing.
2. Get Creative
If you cannot physically be with your partner, spice up your virtual dates and get out of your comfort zone. Some ideas for virtual dates: cook-offs, wine tasting, and crafting together. Read more for ideas on creative dates here. Getting out of the Netflix and Chill date night routine is a great way for couples to learn more about each other while having a blast.
3. Utilize Technology
4. Embrace Yourself
Likely, you have many more bouts of free time than typically. Take this time to learn about yourself- remind yourself of your passions, interests, and craziness! Introspection can have huge benefits and your S.O. will love to hear about what you learn.
5. Communicate, communicate, communicate!
Communication right now is one of the most important ways you can maintain your sanity. Do not bottle up your stresses or emotions- remember that your S.O. cares and they are also coping with the challenges of long-distance.
6. Practice Mindfulness
With large amounts of free time, it is easy for anyone to become overwhelmed or anxious. Being in a long-distance relationship on top of this places more pressures on our emotions. Mindfulness has so many benefits including improved sleep, better focus, and less anxiety.
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