The world as we know it has suddenly changed! Coronavirus talk is EVERYWHERE. Schools are shutting down, travel is being banned, the sports world has STOPPED all sports. Most of us are dumbfounded, confused and spinning! Anxiety and frustration are HIGH!
During this time of shut down, we have to be very vigilant about what we allow into our minds. Be sure to limit the “What-if’s” in your mind. I highly recommend not watching the news 24/7. It’s not good for your mental health. Moms, we can’t afford to go into shut down mode. Our families need us! Our community needs us!
So what can we do besides rot our mind on social media, alcohol, video games, and Netflix?
Here are some suggestions in no particular order:
1. Spring Clean your Life
Use this time of chaos to do some spring cleaning in your life! Instead of sitting and stressing out and letting life happen to you be intentional and live life on purpose!
Pick up a book and do some old fashioned reading! Don’t know what book to read? Modern Mrs. Darcy is a great website to follow for book suggestions in addition to discounted books shared daily. Leave me a comment if you’ve found a book you really love.
Get out and get some fresh air and take a walk. It’s so good for your mental health. If you can’t get outside find a youtube video and exercise with that. Have a girlfriend hold you accountable.
4. Read your Bible
Start a new Bible study plan. Youversion app, Love God Greatly, She Reads Truth, and Proverbs 31 ministries offer free Bible Study Plans. There is nothing better for you than God’s word. And there is nothing more important than building your relationship with Jesus. You could also spend some time meditating and memorizing God’s word.
5. Do a craft project with your child.
Here are some different craft ideas you can do with your kids.
6. Do a craft project for you!
Here are a few spring projects you might be interested in:
Plant some seeds and get your garden ready.
Plan your garden.
Search Pinterest for some new flower pot combinations.
7. Find something that interests you and study it.
I have at different times in my life, picked an area of interest and studied it. I’ve studied the Amish culture, I have studied herbs and made my own essential oils long before it was in style. I’ve studied Christmas around the world and how other nations celebrate Christmas? I’m getting ready to do a study on Israeli Kings.
Have you always wanted to learn to cook? Write a book, or learn crochet or knit? Do it!
Mom, remember you set the mood for the whole family! Be intentional and on purpose! Keep your mind in a good place! Limit the what-ifs! We can do this.
8. Find someone you can bless every day
In marriage counseling years ago my assignment was to do one nice thing every day for my husband. It changed my whole mindset toward my husband. What we focus on GROWS! Make good things grow.
Make a list of things you can do daily and add to it as new needs arise.
- Call or Facetime your grandma in the nursing home daily.
- Check-in on your neighbors and see how they are doing.
- Text or call a friend to encourage them.
- Make cookies for someone.
- Smile at someone just because.
- Let someone go ahead of you in line.
These are just a few ideas. Pray and ask God if there is anything He would like you to do. Get your kids in on this. They will love it and it will teach them to get their minds off themselves. If you get stuck check Pinterest for RAK ideas.