Whether you’re separated from your friends or significant other for the summer, long distance can be rough. You’re used to seeing them everyday and talking to them practically 24/7, which can make going home a tough transition. Here’s a few ways to survive long distance:
#1 Make a Plan
Sit down with your friends or SO and talk about what you’re going to do when you’re apart. Are you staying with your boyfriend or girlfriend, or do you think it’s better to part ways until you return? Talk to your friends about summer travel plans. Maybe you two can meet up in the middle or take a fun trip to meet up with some other friends.
#2 Keep in Touch
With technology these days, you can still see your friends and SO everyday when you’re apart with things like Skype and FaceTime! If your friends are in another country you can still talk to them using iMessage or with apps like Viber and Whatsapp.
#3 Snap Pictures
If you don’t think you’ll be able to talk to your friends or SO everyday, you can take tons of pictures during the summer and catch up on everything when you’re reunited. Exchanging stories and snaps of what you did all summer is a fun way to reconnect.
#4 Keep Busy
Even when you get to talk to your friends everyday, being separated can still be rough. One way to handle the long distance is to distract yourself by doing other things over the summer. Go on a trip, take up a hobby or apply for an internship! The busier you are, the less time you’ll have to think about who you’re missing.
#5 Big Picture
Whenever you’re upset, just remember that the long distance is only temporary. You’re just home for the summer and you’ll see the people you love in a few months. When you reunite, it’ll be that much better! Take this as a time to reflect on your relationships and better yourself.