How are you doing? No, really. How's it going? Are you getting into a new rhythm of daily life or are you struggling? Which ever it is (and anything in between), it's totally ok. For many of us, our roles have instantly multiplied and crash collided over night.
Our brain is a powerhouse, but sometimes our thinking can bring us into dark places. When life feels hard, as it does for many of us right now, it's good to take a step back and take a breath. Maybe life feels hard right now not because we are doing something wrong, but because it's just all too much. Working from home, teaching the kids, attempting daily routines, keeping the house clean, feeding the family, troubleshooting video conferencing, the list goes on and on and on...
Know that you have choices in anxious times. Right now, make the choice to take care of yourself and your family, to laugh instead of fighting over a distance learning assignment, and to reach out for help when you feel lonely, resentful, or scared. Whenever you can, be gentle and compassionate with yourself and your family. Even though there's a lot to juggle, try to choose connection every time, even if it's clumsy, awkward, or ugly. We're all in this together - stumbling through the times as perfectly imperfect humans!
We've got your back. Take good care of yourselves!