As more and more information comes into the world about COVID-19 and closings, we can easily become overloaded and overwhelmed. We have difficulties handling all the emotions and new information at the same time. We need a break to unplug and unwind!

I am proposing a COVID-19 Detox for families (Exodus 14:14). I want to challenge you and your family to take at least a 30 to 60-minute break each day. This will allow our minds (adults/parents/caregivers/children) time to settle and then reconnect with the world in a controlled manner.


Here are a few activities that will help Detox:

  • Turn on inspirational, life-giving music
  • Turn off the news
  • Turn off your phone notifications
  • Disconnect from social media
  • Play a board or card game
  • Make dinner or dessert together
  • Watch a movie together
  • Go outside for a walk (social distance from other walkers)
  • Read Psalm 20, Exodus 14:14, or other stories out of the Bible together
  • Read books and/or play Legos
  • Make a list of things to do after your detox time


By Brit Dunaway, MA, LCPC Institute of Christian Psychology at Psychology Specialists

Britain Dunaway

Britain Dunaway is a Northwoods member and licensed clinical professional counselor who graduated with a Master’s in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University. Since 2008, Brit has been teaming up with families, young adults, teens, and children over age 5 to help them effectively navigate very difficult issues. As a father of three children, he understands and empathizes with the daily struggles families encounter.