Sponsored Post¦ When you live a long way from your family (or friends!) there is no longer any justification for not staying in touch. Take a look at all of the technological advances that have made staying in touch with family members who live in other countries so much easier. This has not always been the case, though.
In the past, keeping in touch with family members who lived a long distance away required a significant amount of effort and organization. Writing letters, mailing postcards, making phone calls, and waiting for return calls are all activities that fall within this category. Despite this, the time spent nurturing and maintaining healthy connections was critical to the process. Even today, it is vital. Because technology has progressed so far, there are numerous options for staying in touch with family and friends scattered over the world.
Living away from home for major events throughout the year, such as Christmas, Easter, birthdays, anniversaries, and deaths can be difficult for some people. Particularly when everyone in the home location you left behind has the support of one another and the support of the community, you may feel isolated.
Social media, video calls, and live streaming
The purpose of social media is to keep people in touch with one another. As a result, it is recommended that you become familiar with the communication technologies that will assist you in staying connected. Learn how to use technology so that you can share your international adventure with your family and friends. Check to see if they are tech-savvy and able to exchange information with you as well.
Different methods of communication with you may be preferred by different members of your family and friends. One of the most effective strategies to stay in touch with everyone is for you to establish a communication calendar. A strategy that includes both communicating with your family and friends and sending them texts and images is recommended. Due to the large number of systems available for keeping in touch with family members who live abroad, you are certain to discover one that works for you and your family.
There is, of course, the good old-fashioned phone through which you can communicate with your family back home. Today, though, relatives and friends like seeing you online and being a part of your and your family’s lives through social media.
Thanks to the internet and technology, they can ‘join in’ with events, even if they are literally thousands of miles away. Zoom and Skype allow for video conferencing, or you could even hire a live streaming company for big events such as weddings and funerals to make everyone feel like they are involved.
An email is similar to a letter that is sent online. The only difference is that it is no longer done through snail mail. After being sent, the email is received immediately and is visible to the recipient as soon as they choose to access their emails. Many people send an email letter or an email update to their contacts. Your family and friends that do not use social media but have email addresses may be a few of your closest relatives or friends. Writing an email update or a newsletter for this group of family and friends is a terrific method to stay in touch with them.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.