Mobile living, makes it super easy to stay connected with family and friends, but do you do that? I will show you how, in this quick read!
Each day moves like lightning and before you know it, it’s a week, or a month since you last caught up with a friend or family member.
How can you do life and keep up with all of the relationships in your life?
You’ve got to stay connected and you might want to try this to stay connected with family and friends using some quirky, fun ideas.
Stay connected with family and friends.
One of my hardest challenges as a travel writer is staying in sync with friends and family. In other words, staying connected with family and friends can be a challenge.
I’m often in airports or riding as a passenger so I do have some moments I could keep in touch, but here’s how I manage. Every minute counts and so does every simple reach out to my friends and family.
Remember, never take any friend or relationship for granted, as you are never guaranteed a tomorrow.
Mobile Living starts with you.
If your life is busy you have a mobile life that goes with you everywhere so use it to its fullest extent. Mobile living is something we all are familiar with as t is the world we live in.
It seems like not so long ago the only way to really learn what was going on with your friends and family was to wait for a card, a photo or even a landline phone call, but fast forward and get into reality it’s all different now.
Whether I am sitting across the table from my kids and want to tell them something that I can not scream or maybe I want to talk to my Aunt up the coast, it’s the matter of a few simple keys and enters and suddenly we are off to the races! I love texting, facetime, phone calls, and social media.
Quite honestly, I think I am obsessed with staying connected with friends and family because if we have not chatted, I simply head to the social accounts and join in on their conversations so we are in touch!
Here are a few tips for staying connected with family and friends so that mobile living can be done with complete ease.
Stay Connected to Keep Up
Mobile Living is defined as living without bounds and the ability to be anywhere yet stay connected to the ones you love, can you do that with your phone service?
I can and while I am not bragging I am loving my ability to travel with my job and never miss out on anything with my family and friends because my connection with my cellular provider is shamelessly perfect!
Tips to stay connected with family and friends
Choose a provider that lets you stay in touch, one that has strong, steady, and reliable service so that you can rock the walls of communication. Don’t be a slump when it comes to family and friends everyone loves you so get in on that and stay in touch!
Right about now you are wondering why you don’t text, Google Hangout, SKYPE, and Facetime a lot and my guess is your carrier is slow, lethargic, and texting moves slower than you could drive across the states am I right?
The New Phone Call (1)
Call when you are able to really talk, share your time, listen and then send photos! Google Hangouts or Facetime depending on your device are your relationship-savers and best friend.
Trying to tell someone what a place looks like is great, but sharing the moment is even better. When your service moves like lightning, you have no excuses to not share the moment.
These phone calls are the practical way to share the moment and the destination so that everyone can ‘ooh and ahh’ with you. Of course, Mobile Living does not mean that every day is sunny and beautiful but being able to stay connected, anytime, anywhere lets you keep your spirits high and your family close!
Zoom or Microsoft (which never works) 2
Well, you can do a family zoom if everyone does not have Facetime ability. This is free and easy to do, just watch your security settings! Face-to-face online visits are great especially when you are not using Zoom for work!
Text It – When You Think It! (3)
Text when you can’t call. Remember emojis show you care, so go crazy! Texting is nice to remind someone that there are others thinking about them!
Cheer them on with an emoji of Wine, or the Dancing ‘senorita’ and keep your friendships vibrant!
What could be better than laughing out loud? Laughing by text with a LOL when talking out loud is simply not permissible (meetings, restaurant settings, etc). There’s always a minute that gets in the way of moving on, the one that makes you laugh so hard you snort the drink out of your nose, and then YOU Have to share!
You can not share if you are in an ill-appropriate setting unless you TEXT, then you can LOL, ROLF, and get to the punchline together. Hey, it’s better than 2 of you are laughing than one, share the love and the laughs!
Send a photo in that text with no words, it is an “I am thinking of you!”
Gaming Is Crazy Great Fun (4)
There are app games you can grab and download to your phones, computers, tablets, etc and play as a group no matter where you are as long as you have the app. We play Go Fish and other games and it is a way to stay in touch and play as long as or short as you have time for!
WhatsApp Doc? (5)
NO matter where I travel around the world I make new friends. Their phone rates on text can be crazy so we work around that with WhatsApp or as I call it, “WhatsApp Doc?”
Free, and fabulous and it has a lot of functionality.
Staying connected with family and friends
Now it has never been easier to stay in touch. Staying connected with family and friends means you never miss a beat or feel disconnected because no matter the distance you still had a moment!
Our kids really love Snapchat for its streaks and staying in touch too so that is a bonus one if you like using social media to stay close. Personally, not my fave!
Living without boundaries, moving through life it’s all good, but stay in touch! Use my mobile living, 5 quirky fun ways to Stay Connected With Family and Friends.