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Iva Divic

Stuck at home? Here are 5 ways to spend your free time at home with Ablo

Friendships around the globe 4 min read

The last few weeks have been kinda wack for all of us. Due to the coronavirus, we canceled gatherings with the fam, weekend parties with our squad, yoga sessions, football games and romantic dates. Social distancing might seem like a difficult challenge because the interaction with our friends and fam is such a big part of our lives. Why? Well, it's in our nature to socialize. We're highly social beings who survived because of our collaboration and communication skills.

Luckily, we still have the Internet! πŸ™Œ Online tools and mobile devices help us stay connected with others by offering virtual spaces where we can share experiences. And your favorite chat app Ablo is just the right place to be right now! Regardless of where your buddies live, with Ablo, all the physical limitations and language barriers disappear.

So to connect with anyone around the world, you just need Ablo and a couple of conversation starters. To get you going, here are our top five suggestions you can do together with your Ablo peeps that will glow up your quarantine days! 😎

1. Exchange favorite books, movies and podcasts πŸ“– 🎬 🎧

A great way to expand your horizons is to share interesting stuff you are reading, watching, or listening to. Tell your friends about that book you really like and recommend artists and playlists you listen to on repeat. Share some cool podcasts that keep you entertained and informed. Watch your friends' favorite movies and afterwards discuss what you thought of them.

Sometimes when we're stuck in a rut, it's good to try new things, explore various topics and get inspired by others. Ablo gives you the opportunity to share those experiences and create bonds based on similar interests.

2. Find a workout buddy and have a video session together πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

As we spend most of our time indoors, it’s important to stay physically active. And if you need some extra motivation, a great way to keep up with your exercise routine is to have a buddy you can exercise with! Ablo can help you find people who like the same sport as you do or you can learn sports you've never tried before. Find a personal trainer, from anywhere in the world. Learn yoga from a true yogi. Learn how to hula hoop. The options are endless; all you need to do is start a video call and have a workout together.

Did you know that while exercising your body releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood? Do you need more reasons to get off your couch and get your heart rate up? πŸ˜‰

Get moving!

3. Have virtual celebrations πŸ₯³

Even if it seems like our lives are on hold right now, birthdays and national holidays still call for celebrations. Ask your Ablo buddies if their birthdays are coming up and have a video call with them that day. Have a virtual cake together, sing, dance and create a unique experience that both of you will remember and cherish. You can also celebrate the upcoming holidays, like Easter. Last but not least, don’t forget you can still enjoy your weekend get-togethers. Make yourself some lemonade, sit on your balcony and call your buddies to have a long chat. It’s therapeutic! These virtual meetings and celebrations can be easily done via other online tools, like Zoom, Hangouts, Messenger, or Instagram. Still, only with Ablo, you can communicate easily with people who don't speak the same language as you do. The app translates your messages simultaneously! So if you are looking to expand your group of friends to all four corners of the world, Ablo is the "place" to go πŸ˜‰

4. Level up your cooking skills πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ³

Now is the ideal time to learn how to cook and boost your cooking skills. Ready to learn how to make chicken tikka masala? Curious how to make that perfect pizza dough? What better way than to ask for the help of your Ablo friends! Ask them about their favorite recipes and share the food you love to prepare and eat as well. Challenge yourself to make traditional dishes from other countries and show off your country's culinary gems.

Video calls are a great way to show the prep and cooking process. They're a chill and spontaneous way to create and experience new flavors. And who knows, maybe you'll discover you have a hidden MasterChef talent! πŸ’ͺ

5. Ask Ablo locals for travel tips πŸ—Ί πŸ–

It's a bit tricky to plan any travels or to book any flights around the world right now. However, making travel plans can take your mind off the current events. Take the map of the world and mark your wanderlust destinations. Find out more about them through your Ablo friends who are locals in that area. Ask them to share valuable insider tips that will make your trip unforgettable. Check among your buddies who've already been to the countries you want to visit and see if they can help you out with creating your itinerary. Nothing beats advice from experienced travelers! 🌎🌍🌏

Whatever mood hits you during this period, remember, with Ablo you are never alone. Reach out to others and invent new rituals that can bring you closer to the world. Online chats and video calls within the Ablo app offer a great way to solve social distancing. Take the opportunity to travel around the world safely and start exciting friendships without leaving your living room.

Download Ablo for free on both iOS and Android. Discover more at https://ablo.live.

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