To say it lightly, the world is a little crazy right now. As nurses, we never thought we would have to deal with something like this in our lifetime. Our social media has been bombarded with stories of people who have contracted COVID-19 and healthcare workers fighting it (first self-care tip- limit social media time!). Baby Whisperers wants to shift focus. While it is important to stay aware of the struggles and be called to action, what is also important is taking care of ourselves.
Our focus is on you- the new mom or expectant mom. As if bringing a new child into the world isn’t stressful enough, here is a pandemic to shake things up! While we can’t control certain things, we can control our mindsets and how we respond mentally and emotionally to this virus.
Nurses are talented in our jobs, but luckily, we have other superpowers as well. Our good friend, Tess Narciso, is both a Registered Pediatric Nurse and a Life Coach. She is an expert in self-care and refocusing your mindset. We are thrilled to have her help with this topic, as self-care is something we can all benefit from. So sit back, and enjoy this little video clip from our self-care expert!
Some important points Tess makes:
Self-care is important not only for yourself, but to model for your child!
Mom guilt is real and needs to be actively practiced and worked on.
Human Interaction is key in coping with stress and uncertainty.
It is okay and necessary to set boundaries with others.
If someone offers help, TAKE IT. Just because moms can do it all, doesn’t mean they should do it all!
It is your basic human need to “fill your cup”. You cannot keep giving to your children or spouse from an empty cup.
Take 30 minutes to yourself every single day- no matter what.
Focus on what you CAN control- which is your mindset.
Wash your hands :)
If you want to reach out to Tess for more conversation or questions, you can find her on Instagram @thetesslifecoaching or email email@example.com
As always- like, share, and comment. Let us know your favorite self-care tips!
Marites (Tess) Narciso, RN, Resilience Life Coach
Jeri Ford, RN, BSN, CPN