Before all this madness with Covid19 started, I was used to being always on the go. And then, the pandemic happened, and everything stopped. I had a hard time being in one place for so long, and it took a little tole on my mental health. It was hard to cope every day, and I was feeling depressed, unmotivated, and it was hard for me to get out of bed. It took me some time to realize that to care for my kids, I have to take care of my self first.
I started doing Pilates in the evening, taking a hot shower whenever I could, and all in all, making my self care more priority. After the state of emergency was lifted, I returned to my Pilates class and started going out a bit more. A simple trip to the store was like a vacation to me, or when I finally went to my hairdresser, I was in heaven. Those simple things made an enormous difference in my life and made me feel like my self again.
I know that it will take a lot more work, but the important thing is that I took those first steps to become me again. And it will be worth it. Because a happy mom is a great mom.