Now, more than ever before, it’s important for us to stay home. There is no doubt this has completely changed the way and frequency at which we can connect with our loved ones and colleagues – and for those sharing a roof with others, it has even changed the way we interact within the confines of our home as well! It is difficult, and can be lonely, but in all of this uncertainty and change, try to remember the one thing that will never change is our ability to have meaningful conversations with each other. So, if you’re in need of a little help to spark up a chat, we’ve put together 35 fun and thought-provoking conversation starters we hope you – and your loved ones – will enjoy!
1| What was the greatest thing that happened in your day today?
2| If you could invite any three people in the world to dinner, who would you invite?
3| What band/musician/music brings you the most joy?
4| Describe the last time you did something outside your comfort zone.
5| Share a highlight from today.
6| Describe a mistake you’re glad to have made.
7| If you could change one thing about the world, what would you change?
8| When was the last time you did something for the first time?
9| What is one thing you’re missing the most right now?
10| Did you have a dream last night? Share it.
11| What is something you wish you could be doing right now?
12| Share a favourite memory from your childhood.
13| What is a goal you’re working towards?
14| Describe how you’re feeling right now.
15| Is there anything you’d like to start doing?
16| Is there anything you wish you could stop doing? Why?
17| Who are you most grateful for, and why?
18| What is one thing you’ve learned about yourself recently?
19| Finish this sentence. I feel happiest when I’m…
20| Name someone who inspires you, and why?
21| What is worrying you the most right now?
22| Share something that made you laugh this week
23| What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
24| Is there anything you’d like to get off your chest?
25| What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
26| If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
27| Name a skill you’d like to learn.
28| What is one dream you are working on right now?
29| What’s the nicest thing someone has ever said to you?
30| Finish this sentence. The thing that frustrates me the most is…
31| What’s the nicest thing you’ve ever done for someone else?
32| When was the last time you did something just for you? What was it?
33| Name a food that best represents your personality, and why?
34| Share your favourite inspirational quote. Why do you love it?
35| Describe something beautiful around you.
So, no matter where you are, pick up the phone, be present and speak to your immediate family or loved ones under the same roof, have a video chat with a group, have a virtual dinner party or a chat via message – and remember connecting with each other is more important than ever now. Take care of each other by reaching out and checking in (from a safe distance of course).
For more positive techniques you can put in place during this unique time, read our blog on Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness when working from or staying home. And if you’re a lover of putting pen to paper or want to give journaling a try, check out some simple journaling prompts to help you to process and record your thoughts and feelings.
Keep looking after yourself and each other, every day. And happy chatting!