I had Jen Swetlow on to discuss mental fitness, mindfulness, homeschooling and how she is adapting to the lockdown with her kids. I met Jen through my local yoga studio, where she is one of the directors. Jen often shared her wisdom with me and helped get me through my first 6 months of becoming a new dad. I hope you find her tips on maintaining your mental fitness useful.
Here are a few key takeaways:
Learn to adapt your yoga practice, try including the kids
Informal mindfulness practice is important too (e.g. hot baths and creating art)
Very important to move and get fresh air everyday
All parents who are homeschooling are "warriors"
Parents, give yourself credit, be flexible, change your perspective and be ready to transition
Who would have thought Zoom yoga sessions could be so fun?
Community and connection is very important for your mental fitness, utilise technology to create this
Learn to relinquish control over things that are not in your control
Your spiritual practice will help you discern what you can actually control
Surrender to the moment and take it all in
This is an opportunity to create a new balance between work, life and family. Embrace it!
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