In this unique season of family togetherness, 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, though. A plan. Some ideas that get us heading in the right direction.
I introduced the concept of “Today’s Opportunity Plan” on Sunday. If you missed it, you can find it here.
Here’s Day 5:
Memorize Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Write it where you can see it and be reminded of it. No matter your circumstances, you CAN DO it with God’s strength!
How about a hot bath with candles sometime today?
Yesterday was the one-minute hug
. Today it’s the 30 second kiss. No quick pecks and calling it done. Lay one on your husband and let him know that he’s important and you have time for him.
Everyone outside for 15 minutes minimum each day.
It’s time for a tent city! Give the kids some blankets and let them go to town and build a tent city. If you’re really brave you can let them have a slumber party in it. (Tip: Have them build a tent city in their bedroom so they can go to bed in their tent and it still allows you to have time to yourself after they go to bed.)
Teens: Encourage them to create their own daily routine plan. You might give some guidelines like “no screens until 1pm,” and “include some form of exercise” but let them design their daily routine. Let them know that you’d like them to share their plan when you all sit down together for dinner tonight.
Got stairs? Up and down the stairs 10 times today. If you don’t have stairs, march in place with high steps for five minutes (or five separate 1 min spurts). If you have littles who think marching in a parade is fun, you can turn your exercise into an activity for them too!
Kitchen floor time: Run the vacuum and/or sweep the kitchen floor today. Run a damp mop over it too!
When was the last time you went through your sock drawer? Today’s the day!
You’ve got a unique opportunity today! Use it well!
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