I’m a mother, author, speaker, business owner and grandmother. I have my hands full on a regular day let alone during a pandemic.  It is my job to make sure my family is safe, nurtured, and informed. It is a more important than ever that I take care of myself so that I’m there for them. Not just present but joyful, rested, and calm. Here are some of the things that I do to keep my sanity during this tough time.

1. Pray. I talk to God each morning in my quiet place. That could be the first minutes when I wake up before I get out of bed or at the kitchen table with my coffee.

2. Make sure I have everything I need to cook for my family.

3. Do some kind of exercise if nothing more than stretching which seems to be all that I’ve been doing lately. That’s okay.

4. I help my fifth grader stay on track with his online schoolwork and encourage him because this is difficult for our children. Their whole routines have changed.

5. I write every day both to keep up with writing for my next book but also as a positive distraction from the news and concerns that bombard our attention.

6. I express gratitude for the blessings in my life.

What are some self care things you’re doing to keep some sense of peace during this stressful time?

Be well. Be safe.

Love,

Stephanie

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