How I've learned to cope with the stay-at-home order

By Hope Eckley, Staff Writer

I’m a major extrovert, so this stay-at-home order is my worst nightmare.

I never thought I would see the day where I would not be able to go anywhere. I’m pretty sure none of us thought we would.

I am a person with a full schedule, I start my day at 4 a.m. and end my day around 9 p.m. I have a planner full of everything that is going on for the month, and I often joke that once it is in the planner it cannot be cancelled. However, looking through my planner now, it is all cancelled.

During this quarantine it is very easy to lay around all day and lose motivation and purpose for your life. However, I personally think this is the perfect time to better yourself in so many ways.

I have been keeping my routine similar to my routine before this happened. I am not waking up nearly as early since I cannot work, but I get up, get ready, and try to normalize my day as much as possible.

I do a daily devotion every day. I work out two to three times a day because why not? I FaceTime my friends as much as possible. I spend time playing board games and watching movies with my family. And I often take a trip down the street to the dog park.

My family has really taken advantage of this time together. We have had more family dinners than we have had in a number of years.

I have truly enjoyed this time because it brought to my attention the important things in life: family, God, and the occasional purchase online.

There are plenty of things to do during this time where it seems like there is nothing.

Spend time with your family. Grow closer to God. Take walks. And stay active.

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