When you’re far away from friends, distance can be your biggest enemy. After a small fight with one of my best friends over the fact that there is no time to talk, or conversations are not the same when we are not next to each other, or you get too busy with your daily life in the other part of the world that you let go of the friend that is far away from you.
So I was wondering what to do to keep things like they used to be before. It doesn’t seem fair to let this cold distance take away the time we took to build these amazing relationships, these memories. I want to know everything my friends are doing; What is new, what stressed them out, what made them feel emotional during the day, what problems they had at work, what new haircut they have, what new dessert they learned how to make and the list can go on.
And I’m sure most of you can relate to this scenario: You wake up in the morning, go to work and feel the stress there, come home and have to cook and care for the child/wife/husband and if you have some extra hobbies, there is no time left for anything else, even 5 minutes are precious and you think that if you start a conversation at that time it will take you forever and there will be no time to rest, especially when you have to do everything all over again the next day.
That’s when I came up with the idea of the 3 most important things of the day, the long distance relationship game. Every evening before going to bed I write to my best friends three things worth mentioning of what I’ve been doing that day. You tell me, I tell you. If at first it felt like a stupid childish game and I had to literally force them to write something, now they are the first ones to write about this and it seems that they are excited to talk about it.
The funny thing about this game is that it can engage into conversations 🙂 So even if you are tired or moody, you’ll still find time for writing those 3 things you did that day and comment on the things your friend wrote. This is how you keep in touch on a daily basis in a long distance relationship.
Hope you like the idea, it’s really working. Now I don’t “stalk” my friends anymore, they’re giving the information themselves 😛
Picture taken from here.