Check out these helpful tips for moms when in a crisis.
During life in a crisis, there are so many emotions. Currently, we are all walking through a worldwide crisis. No one has ever gone through something like this so we are all new to figuring this out. Our normal routines and rhythms have been replaced by everything being different.
Today, let’s talk about how to thrive in life during a crisis.
Let yourself feel the emotions.
As we walk through this season, it is normal and okay to feel all of the emotions. An important thing is to let yourself feel the emotions. When a feeling comes up that feels hard or less than pleasant, give yourself time to process through it. If we stuff them away, we are not helping ourselves or others.
A helpful thing for myself has been to let myself feel the emotions and sit in the sadness or grief for a time. However, I do not remain there. Feel the feelings, cry the tears and then do something that brings you joy. For myself, it is helpful to go outside if the weather permits and to
Find your new normal.
Even if it is just temporary, it is good to find your new normal. It will take time to establish new rhythms. For us, I felt like it took a week to get into a good routine with things. Having a new rhythm will help you to start to feel a sense of order even when life is out of order.
Give yourself grace.
Some days you are going to feel really good about things. However, there will also be days that are just plain hard. It hits us all at different times so it is important to have grace with yourself and with others.
One thing that has helped me is to almost view crises like the stages of grief. You do not go through the stages of grief in order. Everyone processes things at different times. We may feel upbeat one day, sad the next and then upbeat again two days later. That is completely normal!
Start a gratitude journal.
It is hard to be negative when you are looking for the good in each day. One thing that can be so powerful is to make a list of the good from each day!
Use the Hope + Joy Journal pages to help you do this! Download them here.
Focus on what you can control.
We cannot control our kid’s reactions to things, e-learning platforms, the news, etc. But we can control our own reactions and responses to things. We can set new rhythms and we can focus on healthy habits during this time. Something I have been focusing on is thinking about ways to grow as a family during this time. We can use this pause that we have in life to grow.
Adjust your mindset on thriving.
Thriving does not mean that life is going perfectly. We are going to have moments of survival mode. We are going to have breakdowns. The point is that we are not in complete despair. We can have our tears, our worries, but then know that God is in control.
Thriving in crisis looks like doing simple things to help you: creating new rhythms, drinking enough water, taking a walk. It is simple, everyday tasks, but in doing these we are thriving. My friend, you are thriving.
Life in a crisis is hard. There is no quick fix and often a lot of unknowns, but we do not have to simply survive these seasons. Start implementing some of these tips and see how you can start to thrive, even in a crisis.
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