Be kind to yourself!
It has been a long time since my last blog. So much has happened in the last few weeks, I have changed jobs and like everyone else our life at home has changed.
There are a lot of challenges- some small, others are larger and we are all doing our best to muddle along. I know I have extra anxiety as I am worrying about the health of our children, our parents and of those friends and family who are vulnerable.
My one bit of advice ( and I try to follow) is to be kind to yourself and do what works for your family. There are many ideas out there about how to keep your kids engaged. Plenty of things to do from building forts with sheets and blankets, art projects, cooking, gardening and virtual tours of museums. All these ideas are great but when I think back to when my children were young it was the simple things like watching the birds, looking at flowers and counting pebbles on the beach that bring back many happy memories. I let my children find things to do and use their imagination.
So what am I doing to relax. I enjoy getting outside, it is good for my physical and mental health. Feeling the sun on my face makes me happy. I have stopped following every news feed, I cannot cope with hearing about Covid 19 every minute of the day. I am reading a funny book and connecting more with family and friends. We all need to be connected!
This is a time to relax and do more that you love.