I’m SICK. Not with the virus, but SICK of all the panic and hoarding and negativity in the news.
It’s literally all I see when I turn on the television. So you know what? You guessed it! I’m not turning on the television. Well, watching just enough to stay informed – then off it goes!
It’s ironic. Most weeks we crave one blank block on our calendar. But when you’re mandated to stop most normal (definition escapes me) activities, suddenly we’re bored out of our minds and panicking. I get it. I feel the same way. It’s so easy to worry and allow anxiety to overwhelm us.
I thought I’d share a list of things we’re doing in our (crazy) household in an attempt to stay somewhat grounded.
- Long walks around the neighborhood with the boys.
- Binge watch Disney movies and TV series on Netflix.
- Play obscene amounts of UNO because both boys are addicted.
- Read, read, and then read some more.
- Clean and organize around the house.
- Walk the dogs.
- Hike at one of the state parks.
- Play board games.
- Plan homeschool activities.
- And apparently Mexican Train because if Nanny ain’t happy, nobody’s happy!
I’ll also be journaling and keeping a log of daily blessings. Maybe that sounds a little corny, but in times like these, it’s essential to be reminded of everything we have to be thankful for. This is something I’m requiring the kids to do as well. It’s a perfect way to stay focused and positive. And I can count it as a writing assignment for their school!
The news is so sad and depressing, yet I’m finding social media to be quite the opposite.
Have you noticed?
Whole communities are coming together. Teachers are reaching out to help families. Homeschool parents are sharing ideas with those who have little to no experience with home learning. Local Influencers are starting campaigns to help local businesses. Individuals working from home are offering to babysit for parents who have to leave home to work.
Enjoy this time with your family. Check on extended family members and neighbors who are at greater risk from this virus. Stay home…stay well…stay sane!
*Stay tuned for an influx of blog posts while we’re stuck at home! I have more time on my hands and, if you’re like me, you’re looking for reading material. Also, please feel free to email or leave comments with questions and/or content ideas*