Stuck At Home Survival Guide

Kids are home from school. You’re probably working from home…or at least trying. You need a little entertainment to keep you and your family from going stir crazy!

Social Distancing doesn’t need to keep you apart from your family and friends…if you connect with them online! It’s easier than you think with the use of your smartphone, tablet and apps like Houseparty and Snap Chat. Although staying connected through technology is not the same as in person, but it’s a great temporary solution. You can also try the following options to help with the adjustment to our lives:

FaceTime Groups:

  • Open FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad
  • Tap on the + in the upper right corner
  • Type the name of the person you want to call
  • Enter up to 30 additional contacts
  • Tap on Video or Audio to place your call

Zoom Cloud Meetings:

  • Download and open the Zoom app on your mobile device or tablet
  • Click on Join A Meeting
  • Enter the meeting ID number and type in your display name
  • Select if you want to join vis voice or video

Google Hangout:

  • Go to or open Hangouts in Gmail
  • At the top of the page, click on New Conversation
  • Enter and select a name and/or e-mail address
  • Type your message on your keyboard and press enter

With the additional time at home, why not utilize the time to set some new goals and achievements. Here are some suggestions to read/listen to through Amazon:

There are also some “virtual” community meetup’s happening online and through social media, here are jut a few where you can interact during social distancing:

Ladies Who Strategize – Virtual Lunch Break = Every Friday at 12:00 PM CST

A Slack group for women whose core specialty lies in strategy: content, business,
brand, communication, digital, social.. you name it we’ve got at least two! The group exists to provide an army of strategy lovin’ ladies with new friends, resources, tools, and networks.

Sweathead Facebook Livestream = Various Days/Times

Wed Mar 25: Let’s Talk it Out with Tina Yip and Darien LaBeach
Thurs Mar 26: Philosophy for WTF? with Rob Estreitinho
Fri Mar 27: Industry Secrets with Mara Lecocq, Fishbowl
Tues Mar 31: Tell Me The Truth with Derek Walker from Brown and Browner

Strtgst Slide In = Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM CST

All community needs are people who are willing to gather. So let’s get together. “slide in (to our google hangout” is how you can stay connected during Covid-19. Social distancing is important to keep the virus contained, but let’s keep the good times rolling! You’re not alone. *Follow STRTGST on IG

Strtgst Magic Mentor Corner = Every Friday – Various Times

You can sign up for 15-min advice sessions with a mentor from the strtgst community. Since a large group of us are working remotely, we thought it was a great opportunity to test out MMC virtually. You can sign up for 15-min slots with a mentor, giving yourself an opportunity to meet somebody new, get a new perspective on something you’re working on and more. We will continously iterate on this initiative and we’d love to get feedback from you. *Follow STRTGST on IG

Matthew Kobach IG Live Happy Hour – Friday at 5:00 PM CST

Pour yourself a drink • Have your social media questions ready, or submit now by replying here –

Cocktails & Culture Virtual Happy Hour w/ Dan & Dano’s – Friday at 5:00 PM CST

Dano’s Tequilla & Dan Price, creative director at Superunion, to host ‘Cocktails & Culture with Dan & Dano’s’ – a weekly virtual happy hour on Fridays at 6pm EST. We’ve lined up some guest speakers who Dan will interview for the first part of the happy hour, then we’ll follow that up with a mixology lesson hosted by a bartender, followed by an open chat with the whole crew.

Miss going to the gym? Experts say that it is still important to get your daily exercise while you’re staying at home. Here are some links to apps for workout routines that you can do from the comfort of you own home:

You’re probably trying to keep your stomach entertained as well…but may not have everything stocked in the fridge or pantry. Preparing some of your favorite meals can provide you some comfort and break up your new daily routine. Here are some links to sites with easy to make recipes for your families: