The first month of the new year is almost done, so it’s a good time to assess the progress of your resolutions. If you’re working in a different time zone, far from home, you probably have “reconnect with loved ones” as one of your resolutions. Perhaps by now, you’ve already made significant progress since connecting with other people is easier, thanks to modern technology. With the right device and a good Internet connection, you can talk to anyone no matter where you are in the world. So, there’s no reason not to reach out and reconnect with your family and friends this year. You may be on the other side of the globe but connecting with is just a click of a button. If you don’t know what your options are, here’s a list of the ways you can reconnect with loved ones and show that you remember and appreciate them.
Social networking sites have been around for more than a decade now, it’s no surprise if everyone you know has a page in one of the top platforms. A quick user search would give you an idea if they have an active account, so go right ahead and add them up. Send them a message and introduce yourself, and just wait for their reply. There’s no need for formality when you’reconnecting with your loved ones, though. If your mom or dad recently created an account, they’d surely love it if you add them up, message them, and show them the ropes. You don’t have to be physically present to make them feel appreciated. Whenever you post pictures, you can tag them or share it with them directly.
Instant Messaging Platforms
Closely related to social networking sites, instant messaging platforms can be considered as modern channels of communication. Here, you can directly chat, call, share images and videos, and more. If you’ve used a VoIP phone system at work before, that is how instant messengers work now. You don’t need to be tethered to a phone line just to make a call since everything is done through the internet. You can even have a video call with your whole family like you would in a voice conference. These online messengers are easy to use, even the older generation won’t have to worry about the learning curve.
A Normal Phone Call
Even with all these new technologies, nothing beats ringing your parent’s home phone and hearing their voice through that nostalgic muffled, static-y receiver. Since there are a lot of options for communication, phone rates are now cheaper. Giving them an update of how you are and what you’re doing now can be heartwarming for your loved ones.
This new year, make it a habit to connect with your loved ones. Make them feel remembered and appreciated, even when you have a thousand miles in between. There are many ways to reach them, including social media, various online messaging platforms, or you can go old school and call them on their landline.