If you have been following me you may have seen previous posts regarding my mental health. I suffer from occasional panic attacks, mild claustrophobia and anxiety. So being quarantined with my husband and two children to stop the spread of COVID-19 has had its challenges.
If you are a parent like me, you may have been focusing most of your Shelter In Place time trying to keep the kids entertained through homeschooling, exercise, healthy meals, playtime, or maybe you are too busy breaking up fights. While this is important, I have caught myself losing sight of my own mental health and sanity. I did not realize it until I woke up at 2 am with a mild panic attack. Thankfully, I used the tools I have learned to bring myself back down but it was a wake-up call. Moving forward I realized that in order to be there for my family, I had to take care of myself first.
Let me know your ways to cope with stress and anxiety while under self-quarantine in the comments below.