Coronavirus Day 7 – We are still doing well. We are thankful we are together and able to weather this as a family. We are well and there are no positive tests in our tri-county area but we found out that is because there is no testing available here and will be none until later this coming week. They are sending people 90 miles away for testing if needed but those who really need it are too sick and/or too old to make the trip. So, we are treating it as if all around us is infected. We send one person out at a time if we need items for groceries.
My kids are handling this well. My son has blossomed during this time. He truly flourishes when we are all together. He hates the ends of vacations when we all tend to go our own way. Family, traditions, and routines are everything to him. He is thriving under his new schedule each day. He is far less stressed than he was at school last week and he is finally getting homework caught up. Yeah! My daughter? Well, this has been tougher on her. She is an introverted extrovert so the social isolation has been rough. She is on her phone and computer but she still craves going to school. She wants to see people in real life and have that social outlet of just being with others. Every time her school lengthens the time they are closed she sinks a little farther down.
So, I have us setting goals. We each made three larger personal goals and shared them so that we can encourage each other towards them during this time. Then I have us setting little daily goals. What is one step you can take towards your goals? Spend 30 minutes cleaning and organizing your room to move your furniture around. Talking a walk each day during off hours to gain stamina and strength. Spend 20 minutes reading a book. There are lots of things we are doing.
Creating the new “normal” is not easy for anyone but it is giving us the time to step back from a crazy busy life and prioritize what really is important. All that rushing around we were doing? Is it necessary? Is it good for us as an individual and as a family? Things we are going to really have to take a look at as life starts to restore itself over the coming weeks and months.
What good is coming from this in your world.