As self-described Super Women, we get it. We are constantly multitasking in each aspect of our lives, even more so now in quarantine. It is all a blurred line between work and personal time. It isn’t enough to inhale 1,2,3,4 and exhale 1,2,3,4 to calm our anxiety. Right now, as working moms, we are in survival mode and dealing with feelings of guilt, stress and tremendous uncertainty.
Where we use to relish that one day a week working from home, we now have multitasking challenges. Zoom calls? Yes, we can see you. Math homework via e-learning; are you smarter than your 5th grader? Lunch, dinner, cleaning, working out, checking in on sick parents and taking the dog for a walk, all while being quarantined to your home. Yikes. That is quite the task list. Don’t forget to add feelings of anxiety, sleep deprivation and overall sadness.
As women, we typically shoulder the majority of the responsibility and struggle to remember the basics: there is a me, you are doing great and you are enough. The United States is the leader in single-parent households. Today, the phrase “the buck stops here” takes on even greater meaning.
Figuring out what works for you and how you are going to strategically tackle quarantine life is the most important lesson in helping maintain a level of sanity.
You may not be thriving currently, but during this time it is all about surviving. Above all, you are resilient, you are fierce and you will be back. Cheers to all the Super Women out there!