How You & Your Family Can Thrive During Social Isolation
During the trials we are currently facing as individuals, families, and nations I am consciously choosing to focus on what is good. In this article, I share 8 ways you and your family can not only survive social isolation but enjoy peace, prosper and thrive!
“In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.” – Phil 4:8 Good News Translation
8 Things You Can Do During Social Isolation
1. Remember God is good.
This is the truth upon which faith and hope are born. David says it so well:
“I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 AMP
The Good News Translation of this verse is also a powerful declaration!
“I know that I will live to see
the Lord’s goodness in this present life.” – Psalms 27:13 GNT
When we know and acknowledge the goodness of the Lord we do not despair but instead walk in faith and power.
Social isolation is the perfect time to start or rekindle a morning spiritual practice that includes being still, prayer, meditation, journaling, and inspiring reading. It is a great time to involve the entire family and bring back the practice of family devotionals.
2. Be Still & Rest
In a time of frantic busyness, many of us have forgotten how to be still. The path to peace and spiritual connection begins with silence. As many of us are practicing social isolation it is a wonderful time to grow our faith and restore our bodies. It is important we do not spend this time glued to the news focusing on fear.
“Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. – Matt 11:28
“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10
3. Spend Time with Family
With single parents and two parents working outside the home, families have little quality time together. Many of our kids are all too familiar with “hurry up! We are going to be late” as we rush them from one activity to another. This can be an incredible time to try new things with our kids and a powerful opportunity to share wisdom and model how to go through turbulent times.
4. Grow a Global Business
In 2014 I took my entire speaking and coaching business online. It has been one of the most freeing and positive moves in my business. It allowed me to work from home 3 days a week and earn a six-figure income. I could spend the other 4 days writing, traveling or whatever sparked my interest. Never has there been such a time to take YOUR knowledge and skills and monetize them by turning them into a course, program, book, teaching or coaching business. Coaching online allows you to serve people around the globe. The coaching calls are recorded so they can listen again. You can screen share to show your materials or look at what they are working on. There is no need to get dressed up and spend hours in traffic. I believe for those who desire to work from home or anywhere around the world coaching is a golden ticket. That is why I created Prosper By Design a comprehensive online biblically-based and science-backed coach certification program.
Use this downtime during social isolation to create. What projects have been in the back of your mind? Is there a book inside of you you have been desiring to write? Do you desire to create a course or program? Do you desire to paint? Have you been meaning to do some home improvement? Would you like to compost music?
6. Inspire and encourage
There are so many ways for us to be a light right now. Who can you have an old fashioned phone call with? What cards and letters have you been meaning to write? Do a Facebook live or zoom call. Write a blog post or social media post to encourage others. What great ideas or tips has God given you that could bless others?
7. Health & Fitness
Being home gives you time to cook old fashioned, nutritious home-cooked meals and sit together as a family at the table. You can try new recipes. This is a great time to start a fitness program. Pull out that yoga matt, weights or fitness gadgets that have been sitting idle for a while. Get the whole family involved.
8. Grow Yourself
This is the perfect time to read that book, complete that course or get that certification you have been desiring. Investing in yourself has the greatest ROI (return on investment). With YouTube, online education, kindle and audible you can learn just about anything in the world from cooking, to auto-repair, to fitness.
The Power of Choice
We always have a choice. One of the most important choices we have moment by moment is our attitude and perspective. We can choose to see the glass as half empty or half full. Our focus can be directed to fear or faith. We may be annoyed at the inconvenience or see all the ways God can use this situation to grow us and bring together neighbors, families, and nations.
I pray this has inspired you to choose faith, hope, and love. What ideas do you have? Please share them below <3
Praying YOU prosper in ALL things!
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