Fill your cup.

Question: are you doing the things that you need to do to stay sane during this quarantine time? You know, things like spending time with friends, or exercise? 

“But Chris, I can’t go to a social gathering, I have to practice social distancing.” 

No, but you can pick up the phone and Facetime somebody, or set up a Zoom call with your friends. Are you making time for that if you’re lonely? 

“But Chris, I can’t go to the gym.” 

No, but I’ll tell you what you can do, even if you have no weights in your house: Google how to do burpee. Do 30 of those, and you’ll feel like you’re about to die, but you’ll feel amazing later.

Listen, those little things that we need to do, like interacting with other people, exercise, reading a book, spending time in prayer – they are critical right now, more critical than you getting work done, or getting the homeschooling lessons done that your school has suddenly sent home, because congrats, you’re a homeschooling parent on top of everything else. More critical than all of that is that you carve out those key pieces in your day to keep you healthy and happy. Because if you don’t do that, you’re not good for anybody.

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