Perspective in Quarantine
Like most of you, I am under a “stay-at-home order”, a guideline seeking to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For me, life is not very different. My husband works from home already. I write these posts and encourage others from home. We don’t just leave the house at a moment’s notice anymore, and our small group now meets online instead of at my dining table. Other than that, our lives remain the same. I am blessed.
But for many, there is a dramatic change in their lives. Schools are canceled. Businesses are ordered closed. Families are together under one roof 24/7. The children don’t understand why they can’t go to the playground.
The chaos of all this can definitely bring a person down. It is easy to get stuck in the “I have to” and “I cannot” and “They will not let me” frame of mind.
I have to be with the family 24/7. I have to cook meals, we can’t go anywhere. I have to pick up all day long.
The more you focus on I have to, the more pressure you will feel. Saying this yourself makes it a command, something you don’t want to do. Think of your child when they tell their friends “I cannot ......(read more)