COVID-19 and coronavirus have flipped things upside down. No country or person has been exempt from its effects. This is a different season we’re in, but there is good news. Like all seasons, it is temporary and this too shall pass. Since this is a season, do NOT get comfortable. This is a time to work on the ideas you’ve always desired, make the efforts you’ve always wanted, try something you haven’t tried before – as long as it’s safe, hygienic, and legal 🙂
Here’s a list of 10 things you can do while you shelter-in-place:
In times of crisis or significant change anxiety and fear heightens. In prayer, you can ask Jesus to replace that anxiety and fear with His peace that surpasses understanding (Philippians 4:7).
2. Read scripture
Psalm 91 is a great scripture to meditate on. It speaks to the protection of Lord.
“Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:9-11 NKJV
3. Read a book
This is a great time to dive into a new story or learn something new in a good book. It can also give you something to focus on other than bad news.
4. Take an online class
There are TONs of classes being offered virtually. Take advantage of these offers. Many of them are being offered for free or drastically discounted. You can find videos to teach you almost any skill. And if you can’t find one, make one! Create a video to teach someone else giving back to the online learning community.
5. Practice a talent
Have you always wanted to get back to playing that sax you had in elementary school? (No? It’s just me? Oh well). Get back to enjoying your talents and sharpen your skills.
6. Make a business plan
How much longer are you going to wait to start that business you’ve always wanted? Now is the time. The first step is writing the plan. Take a few moments a day just to write your thoughts. Then organize them into your plan.
7. Family game night
Why not?!!? Good games, good laughs, and good fun with good people. If you don’t have anyone in the house to play games, play virtual games with a friend or relative.
8. Write (journal, book, poem)
It’s a great time for reflection and getting your thoughts down on paper.
9. Call and connect with someone
In a time of concern and isolation, you could make someone’s day just by calling to check on them. Making them feel good will in turn give you joy as well.
10. Meditate on what you’re grateful for.
An attitude of gratitude will change how you see your circumstances, how you feel about the things and people around you, and open your eyes to a new way of going about your day.