I’m a Working Mom of 3, and These Daily Self-Care Practices Are Helping Me Cope

'I can't control what's going on in the world, but I can control how I show up for my family.'

26.3.2020

'I can't control what's going on in the world, but I can control how I show up for my family.'

In lockdown mode, my ability to help myself and those I love depends on maintaining a sense of calm spirit and an open mind.

Here's a breakdown that has really been helpful. Start Your Day With a Few Quiet Moments of Breathing and Meditation Do not turn on the news until you've had a chance to have breakfast with your family and start your kids on their e-learning. This also limits their exposure to the news and to your reaction to it. Control What You Can, and Stop Stressing About What You Can't This is a big one. I kept going on these negative thought patterns like — What if my kids don't go back to school? When will this be over? When will life resume normally? This is just wasted energy and can really take a toll on your overall mood. I can't control what's going on in the world, but I can control how I show up for my family and coworkers each day. Call Someone You Love Everyday I have reconnected with so many old friends and find it so comforting that everyone is in the same boat. Revisit Your Childhood Passions Singing, painting, jumping on the bed — chances are what made you happy at 10 would still work now. I loved to sing as a kid, and I ordered a ukulele two months ago that has been collecting dust. I'm planning to teach myself at least one song I can sing to. Start a New Book After my kids are asleep I've been trying to make time to read. I find it a much needed break from screens and it takes me out of my own head for a bit. I just finished Read more: POPSUGAR Family

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