We are all feeling the effects of social distancing. I know as mothers, this is hard; some of us do not know where our income is going to come from; some of us are still working and worried about bringing the virus home. We are all playing the part we can to help our family and community. However, in this hard time, I do not want you to forget about you. This is even more important if you are like me and live with mental illness. As mothers, we are a critical part of the system, and if we are drained, we have nothing to give.
We are all feeling the effects of social distancing. I know as mothers, this is hard, but it is more critical now more than ever to take practice self-care for yourself.

I have been feeling the impact my anxiety wants everything to be just so, and that cannot happen right now. I know I am not the only one who is feeling this. This was not a planned post, but I felt I needed to write it. Given the stress and anxiety created by the spread and prevention steps of COVID-19, it is more important now than ever to take small steps in care for yourself. The practice of self-care, over time, builds resilience and can give stress relief in these trying times. 
Self-Care

Self-care Ideas 

  • Set up a routine
  • Meditate
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Practice gratitude
  • Eat healthily (most of the time)
  • Take medication
  • Go for walks/ get outside
  • Talk to others online and in video
  • Use daily motivational cards
  • Budget 
  • Keep to doctors appointments 
  • Color
  • Play games
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Journal
  • Take a course
  • Draw
  • Get some time alone 
  • Take a bath
  • Do your Hair / Make up
  • Pray
    We are all feeling the effects of social distancing. I know as mothers, this is hard, but it is more critical now more than ever to take practice self-care for yourself.
This list could go on for days; the point is this. Do what is going to make you feel good and cared for. Please take advantage of these apps and sites, as many of them are free or offering free services. I have limited the sites and apps to those for YOU. For a moment, it is not about mom; it is about the person you are outside of mom. 
Quote: Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Apps/Websites

Meditation: Headspace, Calm, Stop, Breath, Think
Yoga/ Workout: Downdog, Yoga with Kassandra (Youtube), Yoga With Adriene (Youtube)
Books: Libby, Kindel, Asylum Emporium (Coloring Book)
Other: Paint by Number (color by number), Coursera (Courses)
Let me know in the comments what you are going to start doing daily?


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you have the control, power, and strength to heal from within. Love Shakirah

We are all feeling the effects of social distancing. I know as mothers, this is hard; some of us do not know where our income is going to come from; some of us are still working and worried about bringing the virus home. We are all playing the part we can to help our family and community. However, in this hard time, I do not want you to forget about you. This is even more important if you are like me and live with mental illness. As mothers, we are a critical part of the system, and if we are drained, we have nothing to give.
We are all feeling the effects of social distancing. I know as mothers, this is hard, but it is more critical now more than ever to take practice self-care for yourself.

I have been feeling the impact my anxiety wants everything to be just so, and that cannot happen right now. I know I am not the only one who is feeling this. This was not a planned post, but I felt I needed to write it. Given the stress and anxiety created by the spread and prevention steps of COVID-19, it is more important now than ever to take small steps in care for yourself. The practice of self-care, over time, builds resilience and can give stress relief in these trying times. 
Self-Care

Self-care Ideas 

  • Set up a routine
  • Meditate
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Practice gratitude
  • Eat healthily (most of the time)
  • Take medication
  • Go for walks/ get outside
  • Talk to others online and in video
  • Use daily motivational cards
  • Budget 
  • Keep to doctors appointments 
  • Color
  • Play games
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Journal
  • Take a course
  • Draw
  • Get some time alone 
  • Take a bath
  • Do your Hair / Make up
  • Pray
    We are all feeling the effects of social distancing. I know as mothers, this is hard, but it is more critical now more than ever to take practice self-care for yourself.
This list could go on for days; the point is this. Do what is going to make you feel good and cared for. Please take advantage of these apps and sites, as many of them are free or offering free services. I have limited the sites and apps to those for YOU. For a moment, it is not about mom; it is about the person you are outside of mom. 
Quote: Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Apps/Websites

Meditation: Headspace, Calm, Stop, Breath, Think
Yoga/ Workout: Downdog, Yoga with Kassandra (Youtube), Yoga With Adriene (Youtube)
Books: Libby, Kindel, Asylum Emporium (Coloring Book)
Other: Paint by Number (color by number), Coursera (Courses)
Let me know in the comments what you are going to start doing daily?


Free Daily Motivational Cards
Download free Motivational Cards (Click image)
you have the control, power, and strength to heal from within. Love Shakirah

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