Does it feel like you have very little time for self care right now? Life has certainly changed a lot in the last few weeks around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many of us working moms are suddenly finding ourselves needing to homeschool and entertain our children while still maintaining our job at home. It may feel like there’s little time for just yourself right now. However, it’s important to also take care of your wellbeing during this uncertain time.
Here are a few simple ideas for self care during social isolation:
- Take A Deep Breath
- Take a nap
- Listen to music
- Practice Yoga
- Turn on your essential oils
- Get outside: Go for a walk/run/bike
- Exercise (click for some free online workouts)
- Read a book
- Listen to an audio book
- Take a bath
- Bake your favorite recipe
- Write a letter to yourself
- Send a letter to your friend/family/neighbor
- Call a friend/family member
We are all human and we are all in this together. This is a highly emotional time right now. I know I broke down and cried in the shower the other morning. Then I decided it was time to get outside and work in the garden. This is my place that soothes my soul. As I sowed seeds I reminded myself that soon there will be beautiful flowers blooming and life will move on. Sometimes we all need a little pick-me-up.
Are there any other self care ideas that I’ve left off this list that you think I should add? If so, please comment below and leave your suggestions. If this list is helpful, please share it with a friend.
Stay safe and stay well! And remember, you are not alone, we are all in this together!