2020 brought much uncertainty to our lives. At present, 2021 seems to be a continuation of 2020. When times are uncertain, it is easy to become discouraged and even paralyzed to the point of doing nothing. We have the choice to be sad, angry or bitter, or to be joyful and focus on what we can control.
Here are just some comforts that you can enjoy no matter what the world situation is.
1. Healthy and delicious meals
Nothing cheers a person like a delicious, healthy meal. Meals can remind us of good memories with family. During uncertain times, it is vital to keep the body fed and well-nourished.
2. A clean and tidy home
Have you ever stayed in a hotel room that was not close to clean? I have, and it was stressful. After I had cleaned the room, it was more bearable to be there. (In case you are wondering, I have learned to bring my own cleaner to hotel rooms, but that is a story of its own.)
A dirty, cluttered home can stress you out. You will always be thinking about something that needs to be clean. On the other hand, a clean and tidy home will create an atmosphere of peace and calm in your home.
3. An amazing-smelling home
The first step to make your home smell amazing is to clean it. No, Febreeze won’t do it!! It will matters matters worse. After you clean your home, air it out. Next, you can add scent. I like to diffuse essential oils. Baking bread or roasting a chicken will make your home smell wonderful too! When you are not baking, you can simmer some spices on the stove with orange peel.
4. Reading a book you have been intending to read for a long time
A wholesome book can take your mind off your troubles and help you learn something instead! Re-reading a good book can be like visiting with a dear friend.
Books are also an excellent alternative to screen time, which tells us how chaotic everything is and is also addicting.
5. Reminiscing by looking at pictures from a favorite vacation
Most of us cannot go anywhere right now, whether or not we want to do so. You can travel by reading books and also by looking at pictures that will bring back fond memories!
6. Bible reading
The Psalms have been a comfort to me through many trials. If you are not sure where to begin, they are a good place. You can also listen while you do wash dishes or mop floors ,
Prayer is a comfort because you are taking your needs and concerns to Someone Who can help you with them. When you feel as though you cannot tell your problems to anyone, you can tell God.
To what comforts do you turn in uncertain times? Please share in the comments below.
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