Jenny and I went to bed last night … or rather this morning at 00.15. At that moment we were 15 minutes into lock down–lock down would end in 20 days, 23 hours and 45 minutes’ time.
So how are we (and you) going to deal with today?
Yes, lock down is new. We just started, and we almost feel excited because this is new. But how ought we to deal with lock down?
Some have families in the house–3 or 4 counting children. For others there are 2 (like Jenny and myself). Others are alone in the house / flat / room.
As the days pass, there will be frustration and maybe even depression. So, how ought we to deal with lock down?
My suggestion, especially if you are alone (but even if you are not alone), is to do what you have been doing every day …
- Go to sleep as normal
- Wake up as normal
- Make up the bed
- Have devotions
- Get showered, shaved, and whatever else you do to clean up
- Have breakfast and clean the kitchen
- If you are able to work at home or have other house tasks to do (inside or outside), do it from the normal time you would start work
- Take the normal tea and lunch breaks
- End at the normal time
- Do some exercises
- Do supper and clean kitchen
- For relaxation:
- Watch TV
- Play board games and other games that can be played with 1 or more people
- Knit, sew (even repair those clothing items that need attention)
- Do gardening, get into the garage and make small things or repair things
The lists are unlimited, but the essential thing is to keep to as normal as possible.
Ps 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.