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Self Care, tools to managing our Physical and Mental Health

I will be honest, all this togetherness is rough. It just seems like an endless cycle of need from my family, which is hard, because sometimes, even though I am an adult, I would like to be cared for too. Self care is an important tool in my toolbox when it comes to managing my Anxiety and part of my routine is alone time.

Week 5 in lockdown, why are we so tired??

It is week 5 on lockdown where we are. All I keep thinking is, “Why am I so tired?” Maybe because I am a chef, teacher, hostage negotiator (parent’s of more than 1 child know what I am talking about), dish cleaner, floor sweeper, camp counselor and general social director around these parts. I never thought being at home would feel more exhausting than being my regular Mommy Uber self, plus my regular work life here at SupportGroups.com. But I have come to find out that not being able to outsource any of my kid’s schooling and entertainment leaves little free time on my part.

Holidays in Isolation-adapting to change

This week is filled with celebrations, Jewish people all over the world are celebrating the week of Passover and Sunday is Easter, lots of eggs and chocolates are consumed by both groups, but there is a HUGE difference this year! Social isolation means no synagogues, no church services, no friends and family gatherings, which is way out of the norm for most of us! But humans rise to the occasion when adversity hits. We will facetime, snapchat, whatsapp, zoom, skype and basically use technology to bring us closer together!

We didn't see that coming!

Never did we ever think that finding eggs in a grocery store would be like winning the lottery! That grocery stores in general are struggling to fill their shelves and it looks like a game of Supermarket Sweeps just finished. Never did we think that staples like milk would be something we would have to track down for our elderly neighbors, who couldn’t get any through their curbside delivery. Never did we think that waiting to enter a grocery store would involve a line worthy of a music venue, so the number of people inside would be kept to a minimum.

We will survive Camp Corona!

We are not sure what day of self isolation we are on, we just know we are surviving, thriving...well we feel a little like a plant who hasn’t been watered. We miss people and the daily schedule of our lives, but in a way, it is really rather nice. All the things to do, gone, going to bed early, YES PLEASE! Reading books, running, yoga, garage workouts, check mark, getting support on the site, ESSENTIAL, coffee, HELL YES!

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