How you can overcome stress or anxiety in this season of our new normal

As a parent, there are already a bajillion things on your plate that you have to complete before the sun sets or when the stretch of week meets its end. It’s as if you’re constantly running at full power, banging your drum like the Energizer bunny. 

Now that we’re all encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, your role as a parent has increased even more! In addition to your already busy schedule, you’re now a stay-at-home parent, you’re an educator, and the list goes on. Just thinking about it is overwhelming! Here’s an insightful article about working from home: Remote Work Guide For Parents 

Rae Jacobson describes, in “How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19”, how being intentional and thoughtful with your current state of mind can easily improve your mood and decrease anxiety. 

A recharge is necessary for you to execute the daily functions and more! Setting time aside for yourself is crucial and promotes balance in your environment. Take a look at ways to help rejuvenate yourself:  

A Guide to Parent Self-Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Parent Self-Care: Seven reminders to help parents navigate the new normal 

With stressors at an all-time high for a lot of us, it’s important to be aware of what kind of mood/energy you are passing ontyour family. Susan Bartell outlines ways we can not only reduce those stressors, but gives advice about how to keep your stress levels from effecting your family in: Protect Your Family’s Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic.