Everyone wanted more time; well here it is.
Covid-19 has impacted the world so greatly; people have lost jobs, mandatory isolation, social distancing rules. We are experiencing things that we’ve never been exposed to before. Businesses are implementing new rules, how they operate, even shutting down temporarily.
No one knows what they are doing. We are all taking things day by day, waiting and expecting new changes, trying to go with the flow and the up in the air that is life right now. Isolated in our homes with countless unstructured hours.
People are approaching this time differently. Some are purging and making use of their time spring cleaning, some are doing complete opposite and bingeing Netflix, some are spending more time outdoors going for walks with their isolation crew.
In all things, were posting about it. Sharing how we are spending our time in isolation.
I don’t know about you, but I feel there’s this new layer of under lining guilt being created; Covid-19 guilt.
That were supposed to be enjoying this time AND being productive, AND making all the meals, AND homeschooling, AND cleaning, etc., etc.
Now that we have more time, it’s almost like there’s more pressure to do even more; because we have time right?
Can I just point out the obvious…we were so busy in our “normal” lives that I don’t think people know how to operate without being busy?
We are continuing to fill our time with all the things, rather than embracing the season of, well…nothing.
We have all been given a true gift in this season. The gift of time. You will never get this back.
No one should make you feel guilty or tell you how you should spend YOUR time.
If you want to clean, have at it. If you want to binge watch TV, let no one make you feel guilty for that!
Do what brings you JOY in this season.
With so much uncertainty with everything in or world, be certain on the things that bring life and joy to you and do that!
But warning, you don’t have to make yourself busy. Busy is how you know how to operate. I encourage to embrace the slowness and quietness of this season.
Embrace the “nothing.”
Find joy and peace in the quiet.
The gift of time, more hours not to make ourselves busy doing ALL the things, but maybe doing some of the things we never had time for.
Treating ourselves with joy filling activities, taking a big deep breath and embracing the simpler life.
I personally bought a few books, taking walks, having baths, playing with my kids more, actually having time to sit and blog, having quiet time in the evenings with no TV on; praying, journaling and soaking in the quiet.
Not feeling guilty one bit for spending time on ME.
Life will come back, businesses will reopen, people back to work, and everything will be back to normal before we know it. This season is a season and its actually (hopefully) going to be quite short and a little blurb in our timeline. So, for now, in the “nothing” that is this season, I’m choosing to find myself again. Find the joy in the moments I’ve been given.
So, I encourage you; you have the TIME to spend time on YOU!
Take the gift.
Wife. Mama. Doula. Writer. Blogger. Singer. Christian.