We've been at it for a hot minute, America. As of today, April 26th, most Americans have been social distancing, isolating and quarantining for at least the past month. And things are getting weird. I hate the smell of black licorice, but I am diffusing all things fennel. I have rearranged the living room twice, just to feel like the space I'm resigned to sitting in feels new. I am actually craving a McDonald's Big Mac and am weighing the pros and cons of whether or not it's worth the risk of coming into contact with an essential worker for that big, greasy pile of goo. I know the answer, but the temptation is real! This is not good.
It is also becoming clear to me over the past few weeks that there are things we are doing in our lives that are just no longer working. That schedule that I used to hold so near and dear to my heart in the name of productivity is no longer doing the work. That inbox I used to dominate now refills with a vengeance every 45 minutes or so and I just can't seem to get a grip. My hips (that have never hurt in my life) are constantly aching and my skin has lost that after spring break glow. Y'all, this ain't doing it for me. This quarantine is not my jam. And I am tired of resisting the inevitable and necessary need for change.
I have rearranged the living room twice, just to feel like the space I'm resigned to sitting in feels new.
It might be time for all of us to take a moment and reassess our current daily rhythms and re-evaluate what is essential in our lives. As we wrap up a month of quarantine advisement, here are some daily spiritual disciplines that might help you make the most of these long days at home.
Sacred Daily Rhythms