If you read my other blogs, you know my story. I did an eleven-month mission trip to eleven different countries. I lived in Africa for four of the months. I partnered with ministries based out of refugee settlements and ministries that were 3 hours away from the nearest city or store. My months in Africa felt a lot like this, but luckily I have a bed and a shower now.
When I was going into this quarantine, I knew exactly what I had to do to stay sane. I want to share what I did and what I am doing now to see if it will help you get out of the social distancing blues. I have seen so many people say they are just going to sit around, relax, and catch up on TV. Well, I did that in Africa (yes we had Netflix) and it hurt me for the worst. I am getting vulnerable but I experienced another level of sadness and loneliness I have never felt before.
I think this is a beautiful time to get stuff done, accomplish some goals, and come out better than you were before. Hopefully, my story and tips will help you!
Limited Phone Time
Create boundaries with your phone. Sometimes, it is good to disconnect from the world to reconnect with yourself.
Delegated TV Time
Netflix can be dangerous so do not watch every show on the TV. Use your time better..... but first, finish Elite and Money Heist.
Morning + Night Routines
I have my morning and night routines written down and attached to my mirror so I can start developing habits since I have all the time in the world.
Daily + Master To Do Lists
I have my daily to do lists (working out, reading a book, homework, etc.) and my master list (finish a website, clean out things for Goodwill, etc.).
My prize for getting through another day of social distancing? My favorite ice cream, buying a new movie, etc. Treat YOSELF.