Oh boy today has been a tough one and it’s only 12pm! The days have been so long, trying to fill the minutes with things to do so my children’s brains don’t ooze out of their heads from watching too much TV. Trying to homeschool two children with two different learning capabilities and never having any training on any of this; it has been a pretty steep learning curve. Trying to keep my kids from fighting every second (I had to weight their food to show them they had the same exact amount, no joke!). Too much information coming my way from all avenues, I can’t even seem to process a thought because every second someone is calling my name. Trying to build a business. Trying to process all the horror we are seeing on the news. We are all being bombarded from every angle. Today is day 16 (I think) of social distancing and it might be the hardest yet. So many of my mommy friends are feeling the same today as well. Sometimes I have to keep reminding myself it’s ok to not have it all figured out. I think I have to take my own advice right now and take a deep breath (inhale and exhale). I have to remember at this moment we are home, healthy and safe (as long as I keep these two from fighting). It’s been hard for everyone. Especially those who are sick and for family members not being able to be with the sick.

I talk about nutrition all the time and how it impacts our health and immune system etc, but stress (emotional or physical stress) influences it as well. We need to take care of our stress levels. If watching the news causes anxiety don’t do it! Get some snip its from others if you really need to be in the know. Try to figure out what works for your kids in terms of schedule and learning at your own pace. I want it all to happen now, but I am slowly realizing this is going to take time. Talk to people. Take a second to talk to a friend or family member who understands what you are feeling even if it’s for a few minutes. This way of life is not normal for most of us and it’s been hard to be so isolated. The economic impact has hit a lot of us, myself included. Maybe take a second to look into a home-based business (well because we can’t leave the house!) I have a few revenue streams which is essential this day in age and having a home-based business has been a blessing. Try to exercise to increase endorphins and some happy hormones to get us out of the funk which I know most of are in is also really important.

This will pass, it will take time, but it will. We have to be diligent and stay home to save a friend or family member. No one said it would be easy. I think I am writing this for me, to help me get out of the funk but if it helps someone else, well then that’s even better. It’s ok to ask for help and it’s ok to reach out, it just might put a smile on your face. 😁

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