Mothering in a crisis

We are all experiencing this pandemic from different angles. Some are mothers yet others are single, newly married, widowed, co-parenting or grandmothers. The majority of us are healthcare professionals who are truly at the fore front of this war ,#mothersonthefrontline, we applaud you and continue to lift you up in prayer.

We acknowledged that there are so many stresses with Covid 19;

1️⃣-people are getting a lot of contradictory information about the virus and the measures needed to combat it.

2️⃣- life changed nearly overnight with no time to prepare for it.

3️⃣-Some are now trying to work from home while caring for children.

4️⃣-Others have been laid off and may be worried about how they will pay their bills.

5️⃣Many others are stuck at home with abusive partners or neglectful parents

Survival tips

It is important to keep a balanced view, protect your physical, mental and spiritual being. Try and exercise, cook healthy meals, take supplements and sleep a minimum of 7hours so your body can recover and repair.

For mental wellness, feed your mind the right diet by reading the word, playing worship music in the house, keeping in touch with friends and praying.

Whilst we may be women of Faith, we shouldn’t dismiss our feelings and emotions. It is not a sign of weakness to feel overwhelmed, confused or fed up. Our feelings do not define us, they are merely emotions. Be kind to yourself. Acknowledge that you are going through a challenging time.

Dear future me

We incorporated the writing to my future self segment into the webinar. We each wrote a letter to ourselves talking about our current emotions, challenges as well as worries. The exercise then gave us an opportunity to look into the future and anticipate the things that we would love to be able to do in the #newnorm.

What do you see in your new norm? What are the exciting things that you are anticipating? You may not be feeling that energised particularly if you are going through a difficulty time. I hope that season doesn’t linger too long. 💕

If you feel up to and want to join in, why don’t you go ahead and write a letter to yourself…

“So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depths; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken by the violence. There is a river that brings joy to the city of God, to the sacred house of the Most High.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:2-4‬ ‭GNB‬‬

Keep well and remain safe

Every blessing

Fadzai xxx

Resources available for individuals or families during this difficult time:

Mental support :

Small businesses;

NHS Staff ;

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