Now that the quarantine has been going on for a couple of days homes can feel like prisons. When you start to get irritated step back and realize others in your home feel the same. It’s real easy to get snippy with someone for no reason. Take a breath and remind yourself that it’s temporary.
Go outside and pay attention to the simple things like the birds chirping. See the sun and let it shine on your face. Sit in a lawn chair in your drive way and enjoy the moment; don’t think of what lies ahead – only the now.
Kids making too much noise? Don’t get frustrated, be a kid again and make noise with them. Let go and be free in this time of uncertainty.
You tend to exercise your body but easily forget about your mind. The mind is the strongest muscle that you have. Without your mind you have nothing; and are vulnerable to everything. Your mind is the place where you decide to fight, survive or run from circumstances.
Negativity is a sign that you have a weak mind and it needs to be strengthened. So how do you workout your mind and get it ready to overcome just about anything? You have to learn from people of the past and read about their struggles and how they overcame things.
Anger is another sign of a weak mind, if you are consumed with anger towards other people you have to deal with it. Internally the anger is taking you over and is showing itself on the outside.
Don’t be embarrassed to talk out your problems. Find someone who is willing to listen and not pass judgement. This will provide a safe place for you to release the pint up emotions you are feeling. This blog is one of those places, you don’t even have to use your real name when posting things. Say what you want to say and release it.
Today I woke up kind of with a blah feeling and wondered what I could do to change it. Instantly I thought what if I could send a message to all of my friends and family saying something nice about them. How long would that take me to do? Would it make me feel any better? I don’t know the answer to either of those questions but I’m willing to find out.
Today I am thankful for the sun which shined through my window this Saturday morning.
I am thankful that I will go outside this Saturday and get some fresh air.
I am thankful for the friends and family that I will have wonderful conversations with this Saturday.
I am thankful that this Saturday is going to be a terrific day.
I am thankful for all of the text messages that I will receive this Saturday from people who care about me.
What are you thankful for this Saturday?
The fear you feel in your heart is the same fear your neighbor feels. The restless nights of finding it hard to sleep is the same. Each person has their own fears regardless of how you see them on the outside. Inside all people are hurting, some just do a better job of hiding it.
Love your neighbor, family and friends and offer them support whenever you can. Lend your ear and just listen to them; it may be enough to keep them from having a complete break down from stress. Put your own problems to the side for a little while just to help someone else.
Spread as many lovable messages today as you possibly can. You need to help combat the bad messaging with positive messaging. Love generates hope, which also builds faith. Remember, a person with no hope or faith will perish. You have the power alone within yourself to help give someone the hope that they can get through this.
There’s a lot going on that seems to be scaring us all. Remember it’s a temporary situation that will end. We are all very uncomfortable because our world is being turned on its side.
We cannot consume ourselves with the chaos because it’s unhealthy. Watching the news all day long won’t make the situation go away. Worrying every minute about the situation won’t make it any better. It’s okay to talk about it for a little bit with others but at some point in the day let it go.
In times like this there is a lesson for each one of us. We will all come out of this situation with something different. Some of us will want to rethink our relationships, home life or work/life balance. This is usually referenced as “the shift”; something major shakes your soul and causes you to reflect internally.
Don’t be negative, I know it’s hard. The more negative you are the more things will feel they are in peril. You will draw more feelings to yourself that will make life seem unbearable.
Life isn’t meant to feel totally out of control. Take a deep breath and realize worry isn’t natural. Consistent worry will only make you sick internally. The thing you are worrying about, can you change it? Most likely you can’t change 90% of the things you are worrying or complaining about.
When worry creeps into your life I want you to ask God for wisdom. Ask him to show you what to do next and wait for the answer. If you don’t hear anything in a week, ask him again. Keep asking until he shows you the answer because he will. You have to be prepared to recognize the answer when you see it though. It can come in the form of a billboard message or as blunt as a person telling you something randomly.
God showed me a message the other day so clear that it scared me. I was thinking about an issue and while reading a book the word “Serenity” jumped out at me. At that time I was sitting in my car at the park and I looked up to ponder on the word and then a car drove by with the word “Serenity” on the side. I looked the definition up on my phone and it means, “The state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled”.
During this time think of the things that you are grateful for. No matter how small they are always give thanks. Continue to give thanks daily to allow your creator to be appreciative.
If you are one of the people able to still go to your job you should be giving thanks. There are many people unable to receive a paycheck right now. Are you healthy? If so, give thanks that you don’t have the virus. As you give thanks turn around and say a prayer for someone less fortunate.
Today, I want you to start sharing love for this wonderful life you have. Before bed I want you to say out loud five things you are grateful for. It can be as simple as having gas in your car to as big as not being homeless. Let’s do this every day for the rest of the week.
I want you to go and put what you are thankful for on the comments of this post. Your comment will help someone else be positive in this time. Remember you aren’t the only one dealing with this. God is trying to get your attention, he may want you to change something in your life.
This a confusing time but don’t take your anger out on others. There are people who work in stores, workout facilities and other customer service roles dealing with the same issues as you. The only difference is that they don’t have the option to work from home.
Anger comes from a place of fear, and not knowing how to deal with a situation. In this time lean heavily on the serenity prayer.
” God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. “
The first thing to do in times like this is to say a prayer for those who are experiencing this situation first hand. Yes, you are in the situation but you most likely don’t have the Coronavirus. There’s someone out there who needs your power of prayer to help them overcome the illness they are dealing with.
In times like this we tend to only focus on ourselves but we need to come together and show humanity. This is not a time to be selfish and only think about your late bill, loss of a job or whatever else you may be experiencing. Stop buying up all of the groceries and trying to jack the price up to make money online. You are better than that, and the world deserves better than that.
There’s a situation going on that is bigger than you and it’s now that you need to call on God. You have the authority in this world to call on anything that you desire. Today I want you to call on the will of God in Jesus’ name to help us defeat this virus quickly and to save those who are fighting for their lives.