Ways to Spend Time During Quarantine - Kimmy Constantineau
Updated: Apr 1, 2021
Hey guys, this is Kimmy from Modern Tekniques… and we are so excited to be starting this blog.
This is a way that we can all feel connected together.
These past few weeks have been so crazy; you can feel so disconnected and isolated from your peeps. You can feel so alone, like nobody understands where you’re at or what you’re going through. And this is because we’re all in our own environments - stuck.
This is why it’s important that we want to make you feel loved, valued and treasured, especially because you are home and we can’t see you all right now.
We love you and miss you.
I wanted to share 3 ways to use this time wisely while we are in quarantine:
1) EMBRACE CHANGE
Change always feels uncomfortable, and I have a mental exercise I’d like to share with you to help demonstrate.
I want you to take your hands and fold them together. It feels so normal and natural for your fingers to go in the same position each time, doesn’t it?
Try and repeat this 3 times. Your fingers will naturally and comfortably go right back to the same position each time.
Now take your fingers and put them one finger over and bring all of your fingers to the opposite side. (Think if of it this way – opposite pinky on the outside with all of the fingers following suit).
This probably feels very uncomfortable. It feels weird – it feels different.
We like comfortable and convenient. We like what we like. We want what we want, when we want it.
We are spoiled for the most part.
We need to look at what’s really important: Human life, and being able to take a break and embrace change.
This is the time to rejuvenate and focus on self-love and self-care for yourself, and your family
2) SELF- LOVE
An example of practicing self-love, would be talking to yourself about good things.
Reminding yourself of things that to lift you up can positively alter your mindset
Your mind is going to always be thinking, one way or another. So, be intentional about what you choose to put into your mind.
Our minds can go anywhere, especially with all this free time on our hands.
Our thoughts can be positive or negative.
We are all experiencing this stressful situation, but we also need to remember that this situation is temporary.
And we need to remember that we are all in this together.
Remember this little word YONA – YOU’RE NOT ALONE, to give you comfort
Spending this time reading is a great way to entertain your thinking and intentionally develop your mindset.
Read books of adventure, or of self-growth or self-help, or even Gods word to transform your mind and give you hope.
Read stories that help you to think and change your perspective.
I am reminded of a story about a man named Horatio Spafford. In 1872, he was a very successful lawyer and a real-estate investor. He had four daughters and a
son; they were a very happy family. Unfortunately, their family was met with tragedy. Horatio’s four-year-old son had gotten scarlet fever and nothing could be done for him - it was out of everyone’s control, and unfortunately, he passed away.
Now they were all devastated as a family, and great pain was at hand.
Horatio and his family were faced with more adversity just year after losing their son, when the greatest Chicago f
ire of all-time destroyed most of his real estate properties causing financial hardship.
They were all still recovering from their great familial loss, and now this financial loss added to the burden.
Horatio decided his family needed a vacation, to get his and his wife and four girls’ spirits lifted, and was encouraged by a great preacher friend named D.L Moody to go to England.
The day they were all leaving, Horatio ended up having to stay behind to settle some business affairs. He encouraged his wife to go ahead with the girls, and he told them that he would be there as soon as he could.
Who could ever predict what was going to happen next?
The ship carrying Horatio’s wife and four daughters was struck by another vessel and sunk at sea. Horatio was informed of the news by a telegram from his wife that stated “SAVED ALONE”.
You want to talk about pain?
200 people died on that boat, along with Horatio’s four precious little girls.
How does one reconcile with such grief.
But God, Horatio’s faith was not moved in spite of such tragedies.
He clung to God and when he went over to England to console his grieving wife, the captain of the ship Horatio was on told him where the other ship went down.
Horatio’s heart burst into pieces of hope.
He penned these words, and wrote a whole song along his voyage to England:
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.
He said in comparison to eternity, he’ll have his son and his four daughters for all of eternity.
Now that’s trusting God.
One thing that this story makes me realize is that we are not in control and sometimes we will not ever understand things. All we can do is try to accept what is in front of us, and trust that God has a plan.
God says, “My ways are higher than your ways, just as the heavens are higher than the earth.”
Let’s get back to realizing that so many things are more important than the clothes that we wear, than our hair, nails and make-up being done.
And do not spend an inordinate amount of time worrying about what you will eat and what we will drink - God will always provide.
He says do not worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself.
He says cast your burdens upon Him for His burden is light and easy.
What he saying is the most important things in life are each other.