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What’s Your Quarantine Routine?

Pug wrapped up in a white fluffy blanket
April 21, 2020
Caroline Burk

Has your social media been flooded with posts about people making the most out of the quarantine? My Instagram feed is full of people picking up new hobbies, making home-improvements, cleaning, and so many other productive things.

Meanwhile, all I’ve mustered the energy to do is give my dad what ended up being a sad excuse for a haircut.

I have been feeling a lot of stress these days, and I started to realize that its source wasn’t even from fear of this virus. Instead, it was from all the pressure to maximize this free-time and be super productive.

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with productivity, and I’m definitely cheering you on if you’ve been able to accomplish some of your goals in the midst of self-isolation. But if you haven’t been able to find the motivation to deep-clean your entire house or start learning a new language, I’m here to tell you it’s okay.

There is no rule book telling you what you must accomplish during these unprecedented times. The world praises the rush and the hustle of achieving and doing more, but God makes clear in His Word the value of rest.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

God is good and what He does is good (Psalm 119:68), so He is not looking to cause you stress or anxiety over all the things you’re not accomplishing. If you haven’t been able to knock-out that to-do list, don’t beat yourself up. Take your burden and lay it at Jesus’ feet; tell Him how you feel and ask Him to provide so you can do what He has called you to do.

Remember, time spent with God is never time wasted and you do not have to feel guilty for rest.

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