Ways to not go stir crazy while staying at home

With the United States mandating social distancing and now some states ordering the Stay at Home Order and self-quarantine, here are some tips on how to stay sane in the time of coronavirus. Here at Maranatha Tours we consider all of you as family, so let’s get through this together.

Reading the Bible and More - 

  • Make time to reconnect with the Word. Reading the Bible from beginning to end is a great way to take each day one at a time.

  • PRAY! A good start is when washing your hands say the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:9-13

  • There are many spiritual or self-help books, that you can get online or through Kindle and other devices.

  • Read those books you’ve been planning to read.

Exercise your brain - 

  • This is a great time to Learn. Take that online class you’ve always wanted to take.
  • Learn a new language.
  • Write a book or poem. Just write!
  • Create a blog post.
  • Puzzles are great, and most of us have one or two in the closet.
  • Draw or Color. Not just for kids, they also have adult coloring books.
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    Stay Connected -

    • Let’s bring back letter writing. My son is in the Army and we have been writing back and forth for months. Great way to get back to basics.
    • FaceTime your friends and family members, especially your grandparents.
    • Write letters to your family, friends to catch up and also give encouragement.
    • Email is also a fast and easy way to connect with your family, friends and colleagues.

    Cooking and Staying Healthy at Home -

    • Taking care of yourself and household are very important while you are at home, and what you eat plays a key role.
    • Cook a new recipe – there are many sites that have fun and healthy recipes you can make and impress your family or yourself.
    • Facebook is a great way to find new recipes that friends, family and professional chefs are sharing. You can go to https://www.facebook.com/ontheroadeats/
    • Try to eat healthily. Prepare well-balanced meals and exercise regularly.
    • Baking is also a great way to make those sweet treats we all grew up on, such as cookies, cakes and homemade pie.
    • Setting a menu for the week is a great way to make it fun and keep to the meal schedule you plan. Also makes the store run much easier and quicker knowing the ingredients you need.
    • Great time to clean your refrigerator and pantry to utilize items you have been holding onto for a while.

    Exercise -

    • The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination each week. The guidelines also recommend that children and adolescents be active for at least 60 minutes every day.
    • Work out in your own gym, or take a virtual class online.
    • Walking is another great way to keep active and enjoy this wonderful fresh air the Lord has given us. Just maintain the social distance rules to stay safe.
    • Dance, turn on your favorite song and let it loose!
    • Yoga (you can find online classes for all ages)
    • Deep breathing exercises can help lower your heart rate and center your thoughts.

    Helping Others -

    • Check on your neighbors (still using social distancing) but you never know if the person next door to you is struggling and could use your help.
    • Shopping, getting mail or prescriptions is another way to help those who can’t or do not want to leave their homes.
    • Support local business and charities.
    • Support your local restaurants and order a take-out meal.
    • Don't forget about the homeless, anything can help Bymbags.com

    TV watching and more -

    • Check on your neighbors (still using social distancing) but you never know if the person next door to you is struggling and could use your help.
    • Shopping, getting mail or prescriptions is another way to help those who can’t or do not want to leave their homes.
    • Support local business and charities.
    • Support your local restaurants and order a take-out meal.
    • Don't forget about the homeless, anything can help Bymbags.com

    Sleep and Tech Disconnect -

    • Having a balanced sleep schedule gives the body a mental and physical boost.
    • The CDC recommended getting plenty of sleep and stressed the importance of abstaining from drugs and alcohol.
    • Unplug from the Internet and your phone away for a few hours a day.
    • Make time to unwind away from technology.

    Thank you for being a part of our Maranatha Tours family.  We appreciate your flexibility with us as we navigate through these adjustments.  We look forward to seeing you in HIs land soon! Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have on your booked tour or tour you would like to book.

    Maranatha Tours Tour Guide Travel Book

    In the Maranatha Tour Guide you will find itineraries, dates and prices for a few of the tours we have traveling Though The Bible. If after looking at the Tour Guide you find that the dates do not work with your schedule, please let us know. We will then see if we have other tours available that will match your needs. We have groups traveling throughout the year that might be a good fit.
    Also, we have listed other trips that our Tour Hosts allowed us to show on our website. Please visit maranathatours.com and click Hosted Tours. Look for the dates you would like to go and see if there is space available on your requested tour. Each Tour Host listed is excited about you joining them on their trip of a lifetime.

    If you would like to sign up for one of the enclosed tours, simply fill out the reservation form and return it along with your deposit to our office. We will then send you additional information regarding the tour.

    If you are a Tour Host or Clergy: Join us on a ‘Your Tour’ customized to your exact specifications. Tour where and how you like. You can build the cost on a large or small group, with minimal increase for the latter. Other factors such as departure dates, length of tour, additional destinations, classification of hotels, site selection, specific guide requests and special times for study and devotion can be included in the planning of ‘your’ tour. We look forward to hearing from you and serving you on YOUR “Trip of a Lifetime.”

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