A lot of us are finding ourselves under quarantine due to the coronavirus. Along with that comes job losses or layoffs, homeschooling, social distancing, worries, and fears. We may be lacking in essential household goods or foods that we've never had a problem getting before. Every time we do leave the house for a run to the store, we feel like we're taking our lives in our hands.
This social distancing is taking away the things we love like our gym time, church, groups, dinners out and many, many other gatherings. It's lonely and frustrating.
This is all the perfect recipe for depression to grow. I want to help you combat that! We have choices to make every day. Choices that will fill us up or crush us with fear. You DO have control over some things in your life and I wanted to give you a reminder of that.
I know for me, there are a few things I have to be sure to do each day to keep my mind right and my stress level down. We know how detrimental stress is to our bodies. Chronic stress sets off a cascade of hormones that will lead to sickness and depression and poor quality of life. It lowers our immune system!! No matter the circumstances, we CAN do some things for ourselves to combat this.
The following are questions you can ask yourself each day to be sure you're filling yourself up, protecting your health and giving to others.
I hope you found some value in these simple steps you can take on a daily basis to help counteract all the stress you're feeling. If you've never done any of these things or if they feel overwhelming, just try one. When that feels good add another. No extra stress here!
I'm praying for a quick end to all of this but while we have this time, we can use it to better ourselves.
Be safe and be well! My love to you all!