Advice For Parents: Taking Care of Yourself During COVID-19

Outdoor Time:

If you have a backyard, now is the time to utilize it! 

Being a parent is a full time job.

And the truth is we all need a break. Now that most of us are working from home, it isn’t easy for parents to get their much needed me time. 

Assuming the weather is nice where you live, encourage your little ones to play outside at least an hour a day.

Not only is spending time outdoors healthy – but it’s always nice to get a change of scenery.

The best part is, playing in the yard requires little – no clean up on your end.

They can play tag, have a scavenger hunt, or even put on a play. 

Get Up Earlier:

There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on the front porch first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee. 

The thing is, there are only so many hours in a day…

Now, this may be a little tough if you aren’t a morning person.

But waking up 30 minutes earlier than the kids can transform your entire morning routine.

You won’t feel rushed.

You can relax.

You can take your time getting ready.

And just focus on you!

Virtual Play Dates:

Your kids likely miss their friends just as much as you do.

We get it – virtual playdates aren’t the same as in-person ones. But they are definitely better than nothing.

They can play charades, sing songs, dance or read. The list goes on.

While your little ones are playing with their friends, you can use that time to relax or catch up on housework.

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