Whether you’re a new parent or your youngest child is preparing to graduate high school, the effects of COVID-19 are complicating day-to-day life. A year of everyday life, plus the added layers of managing physical distancing, virtual learning and some people working from home means many parents are feeling pressure as they keep everything running smoothly while juggling child care and longer hours at work. That’s why making time for self-care is even more important than it was pre-pandemic. Self-care helps to manage stress and benefit your mental health – consider it as a journey that begins with small steps towards long-term mental wellbeing.
Creating your self-care plan is personal, and the ways you choose to decompress shouldn’t feel like more work, so it’s important to think about some activities that you enjoy doing and will make your life easier. To help you get started, we’ve gathered some tips and inspiration to help you no matter where you are on your self-care journey as a parent:
Juggling all of the responsibilities that come with being a parent during this unprecedented time earns you some applause. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is doing the best they can. You deserve to take care of yourself too.
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