By Ashtyn Washington
Right now, the world is in a frenzy due to the Coronavirus and the effect that it has had on families, schools, businesses, etc. It’s so easy to be consumed with news, fear, worry, and anxiety. Right now, it is important that we remain grounded and remember that this won’t last forever. We will come out on the other side.
So I wanted to write this post for anyone who is feeling worn out, fatigued, tired, or unsure of what to do in this season. You can still remain purposeful in seasons of uncertainty. Here’s how:
1) Spend Time With God Now is the time that we as believers need to get serious about our relationships with God. It’s not just enough to go to church on Sundays. We must learn how to meet God in our own homes and secret places. During this time, we must seek God’s face for His direction and guidance. I urge you to spend at least 30 minutes every day in prayer and bible study.
If you need help, I have multiple bible study videos that you can find here, as well as a Bible Study Journal that I use daily. I also have a post on how I study the Bible myself.
2) Develop a Morning Routine + Daily Habits
The next thing that I would encourage you to do is develop a morning routine and daily habits. When your life gets turned upside down, it’s easy to feel anxious and overwhelmed. The one thing that you can control is how you start your day. Make a list of everything that you would like to accomplish in the morning, and start creating a daily habit of doing those things.
For me, I know that I need to make coffee, read my Bible and pray every morning before I do anything else. You can check out my full morning routine blog post here.
3) Journal + Make Gratitude Lists
It’s easy in times like these to be upset over the way that things currently are. One way to keep yourself grounded and purposeful during this time is to journal through your thoughts. Another good thing to do is to make daily gratitude lists. Writing down what you’re grateful for each day brings a new perspective and can change your outlook.
Every day I write down my prayers, and I also write in my 90 Day Affirmation Journal. This journal has helped me remain calm in seasons of uncertainty and has encouraged me that I can and will make it through these times.
One of the things that I am trying to do to get myself through this season is reading more. Not only is reading a good distraction, but it’s also a great way to learn more about something that you have been wanting to do. You can read books and learn new languages, how to start business, how to have a better relationship with your spouse, etc. Use this time to build yourself up and become a better you!
5) Work On That Thing You’ve Been Putting Off
Lastly, you can remain purposeful by remaining productive. Use this time to work on that special project that you’ve been putting on the back burner. If you’ve been wanting to write a book, you can check out my Author Bootcamp. If you’ve been wanting to start a business, now’s the time to do your research. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to dance, draw or play the piano, there are plenty of places that you can take classes online for free during this time. Just remember that we will come out of this, and you can come out better than you went in!