I really really hope that one day, in the distant future, my kids come back to read this post and think, man…we overreacted on that one! But today, in the thick of the Coronavirus and social distancing, we are trying to find a new normal. My heart goes out to all those directly effected, who are on the front lines or in care taker roles. We are all in this together. We have to be. We do not serve a God of fear and I have every trust He will provide when we need. So, for now, I thought I would share a few things we are doing to keep ourselves well and keep our minds busy as we self-quarantine.
1. Using our oils. We are diffusing all the happy oils (stress away + lime is giving me life) and constantly applying thieves to keep our immune systems up. If you’re not using oils in your home, check out this post on how we use them daily.
2. Letting go of our standards. I mean, if wearing pajamas for days on end is wrong, I don’t want to be right! As long as the kids are happy and fed, I pretty much forget about anything else. But in the same thought, I don’t try and fill every moment. Letting them get bored and find ways to entertain themselves has it’s benefits too!
3. Not watching the news. It seems like everyday the message changes, the predictions change, the dates change so I have never been so thankful that we don’t have cable. I’m also trying to stay off social media, except for the occasional hilarious meme or two in my IG stories.
4. House projects. There’s plenty of time to get some of those things crossed of the list we’ve been avoiding and it feels great to get them done!
5. A happy playlist or worship music is on at all times.
6. School work. We basically became home-schoolers overnight and are so fortunate to have amazing teachers who have quickly converted to online learning. We’ve set Ellie up with a station do assignments and it’s definitely filling a chunk of our day.
7. Movie night. Every night. We’ve setup forts and made more s’mores than I would like to admit.
8. Getting outside! Weather permitting, we have managed to get outside at least once a day for a long walk, bike ride or golf cart ride around the neighborhood. It does wonders for everyone’s mood!
9. FaceTime or Zoom with family & friends! Even though we can’t see each other in person, doesn’t mean we can’t check in and see our favorite faces.
What are some ways you’re keeping your sanity?? Please tell me!