The world seems to be frozen at the moment, and a lot of people are panicking because of it. The coronavirus has put a pause on many people’s lives. Children are out of school, some people are off of work, and we are all being forced to slow down a little more than we are used to. So today I would like to share with you that slowing down a little doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It can actually help us all if we allow it to. Here are a few things you can do, when time stands still.
1. Get closer to your loved ones
I know that right now we are supposed to be avoiding large crowds, but for many of us that still leaves us at home with our immediate family members. This may scare some of you, because maybe you have found yourself in a place where your loved ones have become distant. Well now is as good a time as any to bond with each other. If you need to here are a few ways to break the ice and enjoy each others company.
- Play Board Games
- Have a Movie (Disney) Movie Night
- Play an Icebreaker Game
- Watch Funny Videos Together and Eat Popcorn
This could also be a unique way to bond with your loved ones. Cooking can be really fun. Here are a few suggestions of things you can cook.
- Cooks something exotic
- Create different kinds of Coffee or Mixed Drinks, whatever floats your boat. I’m more of a coffee gal myself.
- Try a new dessert.
- Try a creating or recreating a recipe that’s been in your family for generations.
3. Draw Closer to God
James 4:8 says ,”Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” Spending more quality time with God is always a good idea. Here are a few ways you can do this.
- Use the Bible App and find a devotional that fits your needs.
- Listen to a Podcast (Elevation Church, Marriage After God, Revive Our Hearts, Glorious in the Mundane)
- Journal and reflect
- Listen to Worship Music
4. Educate Yourself
What could be better than trying to further educate yourself from home? Here are a few ways you can do that.
- Read Blog Posts
- Watch Youtube Videos
- Read Educational Books
- Listen to Educational Podcasts (The Jennifer Allwood Show, Havilah Cunnington, Rise Podcast, Christy Wright’s Business Boutique)
- Learn about your family’s history
5. Find a Hobby or a Side Hustle
Right now my blog and also reselling on Poshmark are my Hobbies and they are my side hustles. I hope that one day I can turn them into a full-time job like I see some people have successfully done, but right now I am not currently bringing in income from my blog, and I am making a little bit of money from reselling, and I will do a post on that another day. So here a few hobbies or side hustle suggestions.
- DIY Home Decor
- DIY with your kids
- Working out from Home
- Reading for Fun
- Reselling FYI It’s addicting. Although if you do choose to do this, do it safely. Keep a distance from other people when you’re shopping at the Thriftstore, and wash all of the clothing or items you buy to flip.
- Declutter or Rearrange furniture (I’m OCD, so I actually do enjoy doing these things lol).
6. Create an Environment of gratitude
Colossians 3:16 tells us how to create an environment of gratitude. It fixates on the word worship. It’s hard to have a bitter heart when we are worshiping the God that created the universe. Although I believe that worship is the ultimate source of gratitude there are a couple of other ways to feel grateful during this time.
- Pray for a grateful heart.
- Write out a list of the things you are grateful for.
- Choose to be grateful. You may not feel like it, but actions lead and feelings follow.
I hope you all enjoyed this post. Are there ways that you have used this time to slow down? If so leave a comment below. Also if you enjoyed this post and found it helpful, please share it with others so that they can see it too! Stay safe, and have a blessed day!