When I started writing about Covid-19 or even started having conversations about Covid-19, I really did not expect or anticipate it being something that was for a long period of time or even as life-changing as it is. Honestly, I don’t see how anyone could have prepared mentally for what we have experienced in the past 5 months. Now that we have walked the road of COVID-19, I have learned if we don’t focus on peace in our homes, it will be filled with anxiety and frustration. Here are 3 ways to make your life more peaceful during COVID-19.
Peace is the result of retaining your mind to process life as it is, rather than you think it should be” Wayne S Dyer
3 Ways to Make Your Life More Peaceful During COVID-19
Here are 3 ways to make your life more peaceful during COVID-19
Keep your life on a schedule.
We need order in our lives. Normal is good for our souls. Even if normal has been turned upside down with working from home or being laid off while on top of that getting to homeschool your children.
Develop a schedule that works for you and your family. This will bring order to your life. Get up each day at the same time, go to bed at the same time. This will keep your body balanced. Plan time during the day to exercise. Even if it is just walking around your yard, get up and get moving.
When making your daily schedule, remember that schedules do change. Don’t get so regimented that the schedule turns and it brings stress and anxiety back into your home.
Carve out time for yourself to be still
Sit down and be still.
You might need to get up before the rest of the house wakes up. Carve out time for yourself to reflect, look ahead, and spend time reading.
I personally enjoy sitting in the mornings and starting my day with a cup of Good Folks Fresh Roasted Coffee and reading my Bible. I read a chapter of Proverbs each day. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs so you can read a chapter a day and in a month, you have read the whole book. Each month you can read it over and over. I also have a Bible study going all the time that I do after I have read my chapter in Proverbs. This is what grounds me. My time in scriptures and hearing what God desires for my life gives me peace more than anything else.
Find a place in your home that you can be comfortable. It might be a comfy chair by the window that gets the morning sun, or maybe it is the kitchen table. Sitting at the kitchen table, you can sit and hear the sounds of the home and reflect on the goodness that you have been blessed with.
Focus on others and not what the world is telling you
Focus on others. If we have spent time by ourselves and time with God, we will know that God will keep his promises. You can trust Him and focus on others.
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
Hebrews 23 & 24
During the COVID-19 isolation period, we are somewhat restricted on how we can interact with others outside our homes but don’t let that stop you from reaching out to others.
Here are a few ways you can do that.
- A simple phone call. Pick up the phone and make a call. Remember the elderly that maybe just needs to hear a voice during the day. Or the mom that has 4 kids at home and feeling all alone. Make a list of people that you can call and talk with. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many calls that you get behind at your home.
- Handwritten note. Mail still makes a person smile and they will hold on to the note and read it over and over.
- Deliver fresh flowers to the door of a single mom or elderly lady. This will make them feel loved and cared for. They can be a simple daisy or even 2-3 roses.
- When making your grocery click list to be picked up, find out if your neighbors need something. You don’t have to buy the groceries for your neighbor, but you can offer to order it or pick it up to save them a trip out.
These are just a few things you can do but there is a whole world of things that you can do to put your focus on others and not on things you can’t control.
These 3 ways to make your life more peaceful during the COVID-19 might seem like they are adding more stuff to your plate but if you keep your schedule going, spending time reflecting, planning, and in God’s word then focusing on others, you will find a peace that you will love.
A peace that brings joy to your life.
Stay safe, stay kind, and stay healthy. If you have not read my post on how to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19, I invite you to read it and let me know if you are doing other things to be prepared for the winter and the possibility of COVID-19 returning strong again.