COVID-19 has forced many of us into stay-at-home orders, halting the way we did life and forcing us to pivot. If you’re like me you may run the gamut of emotions daily. I find myself teetering between positivity and despair, fluctuating between gratefulness and bitterness, and everything in between. And you know what, that’s ok. It’s perfectly OK to feel what you need to in these unprecedented times.
While it is important to acknowledge these feelings, it’s just as important for us to take time and continue celebrating wins. Big or small, I know you have something you can throw some glitter up in the air to celebrate during this time. I have been so inspired by the resilience I am seeing from friends and family members. The creativity I see in how people are homeschooling kids, the perseverance people have when it comes to adapting to life during this time, the courage of our healthcare and essential workers, all of it deserves celebration.
I wanted to share my wins with you, with the hope this may inspire you to look beyond the hardships and find a reason to throw yourself a little confetti party.
I also invite you to join my weekly journaling challenge. Every week, I share prompts for you to take and make your own. Writing has brought so much to me. It has been a form of therapy, release, and a healthy habit. I hope by sharing these weekly prompts you can find a reason to take a moment for yourself, jot down your thoughts, and find a little joy by doing so.
This journal prompt is all about the wins. What are some wins (big or small) that have happened in your life during the stay-at-home orders?
Celebrating wins: My little victories to celebrate during the stay-at-home order:
- Time with my spouse: My husband is normally on the road a lot for work, taking him away from home for the majority of the week sometimes. The stay at home order has given us extra time together. While we might drive each other crazy sometimes, I am thankful for these extra moments with him.
- Time for all the things I’ve been too busy for: Gone are the days of the “I don’t have time for that” excuse. I’ve had time to slow down, read my bible more, refine my blog, take a bubble bath! Can I get an amen for that?
- Learning new hobbies: during the stay-at-home order I’ve picked up embroidery. It’s been a fun way to relax and be creative.
- Connecting with family and friends: Man, I am thankful for technology. We’ve had several game nights with friends from all over the country. I’ve been able to facetime family members and had more time to check in with loved ones.
- Cooking at home: Being forced to stay at home has made me fall in love with cooking all over again. I’m trying new recipes, like this carrot cake, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone by making homemade gnocchi!