First lockdown: It took us by surprise and parents all over the world had to start new routines, create a work/childcare balance and adjust to all new safety measures. Self-care was the last thing on our priority list!
New lockdown: Looks like most countries are keeping schools open despite the new lockdown, which frees up some time compared to last spring. We are also more aware of what lockdown routines look like, and we know that mental self-care is very necessary! Where we ran the first lockdown like a sprint, new lockdowns will be our marathon. So don’t forget to use self-care techniques to keep yourself going.
Here are some of our members’ favorite ways have good self-care:
– “I go for a run every morning before everyone gets up” – @thefamilyfuntour
– “Self-care looks different for each of us. I like time alone and for my husband to give me a massage. He likes to sit alone in nature. My oldest son likes doing creative projects…” – @nomadswithapurpose
– “I take a mommy night and my husband takes a daddy night once a week.” – @maudmaciak