Okay friends, it’s time for strategy. We can look at our circumstances as a frustration or a fascination. We can see it as a liability or an opportunity.
I’m choosing opportunity and I want to help you do the same!
We have the opportunity to be intentional about our self-care, our relationships, and even taking care of the home we live in.
Sometimes we need a little vision. A plan. Some ideas that get us heading in the right direction.
Everyday for the next 21 days at least (more if we need it!), I’m going to provide you with an Opportunity Plan for the day. These will be simple “bite size” suggestions to help you use your time well in this season of family togetherness.
I’ll be posting it here on my blog every morning as well as on my Instagram feed and my Facebook page.
I have one rule for using it: Grace. Give yourself grace and have realistic expectations for your stage of life, size of family, and your circumstances. If you have a sick kid, you may need to do nothing but hold and rock for a day. That’s also an opportunity!
This isn’t a “to do” list you need to check off. Instead think of it as an idea list to get you thinking about how to intentionally use these unique circumstances! Adjust in whatever way works for you.
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Here’s Day 1:
Participate in a church service online. If you don’t have a church home, I invite you to check out my church’s online service at www.eastview.church.
Pull a book off the shelf you’ve been meaning to read. Read the first chapter.
Ask each other, “What do you need today?” Then work to help meet that need for each other.
Everyone outside for 15 minutes minimum each day.
Pull out a game you haven’t played in forever.
Do 20 squats (It’s okay to split them into four sets of 5 or 2 sets of 10!)
Clean out and organize your silverware drawer.
Put all dirty clothes in hampers.
You’ve got a unique opportunity today! Use it well!
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This is awesome, Jill! Thank you for this encouragement!
I agree! I’ve been sharing it with our Mops group, kids’ pastor, preschool & private school administrators, and my grown kids. This truly is a time we shouldn’t waste.
Where do we find the pdf versions?
Oh my goodness, I forgot to remove that from the first blog post. I’m so sorry! I thought I could attach a PDF and found I couldn’t and then forgot to remove that wording. So sorry about that!
Just saw this. What a great idea! Thank you, Jill
Thank you for doing this and taking the time to help me each day in so many areas.
You’re very welcome!