Idle Hands? 5 Ways to Combat It

Is it true? “Idle hands are the devil’s handiwork.” 

I find myself questioning our rhythm and what we consider our “normal” everyday pace in this life. With schools, sporting events, church, and travel delayed or cancelled and businesses reorganizing, our everyday activities of life have been disrupted.

Instead of sitting around and worrying, make the best of it! Don’t isolate yourself, get busy!

1. Check on your friends and family, especially those with young children and older adults. Run an errand or drop off something to brighten their day. Thoughtfulness works on your heart as well.

2. Spring clean!  If you aren’t sure where to begin, below is a link to Mari Kondo’s books. Pick one space and make some progress. I plan to start on my Pantry!

3. Get outside! Go for a walk or a jog to get those endorphins pumping and get some natural Vitamin D from the warm sunshine.

4. Listen to a podcast. There is a podcast for every interest. It will take your mind away from stress and worry. My latest is “Boomtown” narrated and produced by a West Texas native from Andrews. There are so many to choose from!

5. Read a book! Like a podcast, it quiets the mind and forces your thoughts down another pathway. I am currently reading The Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes

If you get even a little something out of these suggestions, I did my part to rid myself of idle hands.

Go & be awesome!

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