Managing Mental Illness as a Mum Quarantine Edition

With the second wave of COVID-19, comes the second wave of quarantine. 

Now, if you love spending time with your family, that’s the best scenario imaginable. Yet, the threat of COVID-19 looms over your head. Taxing on your mental health, causing a cascade of stress and anxiety. 

Here are some tips to keep your mind healthy at home so you can be 100% for both you and your loved ones.  


Studies show that yoga can help treat various mental illnesses. From anxiety to post-partum depression, it lowers cortisol levels and connects your mind and body. 

You don’t need to sign up for a yoga program right away but, try out some free online yoga first. You can even invite your kiddos to join you on the mat and make it family yoga time. 


While talk therapy is useful, it’s not always available to us. The concept of talk therapy is releasing your feelings to look at them from a different perspective. Writing can also do this. 

You can journal your feelings privately or share them by starting your own blog. 

Blog about anything you’re passionate about and, if you’re serious about starting a blog, you may want to consider creating a professional website with the help of a developer like

Professional developers can work with you to design and develop your blog to be exactly how you want it. They understand the need to connect with those who share your passions. 

Whether it’s baking or parenting, nothing’s off the table.

Writing can remind you of the things you love, and when you share your passions, you create a community of like-minded people. 

In terms of blogging, professionals can help you customize your website into something you’d want to share with everyone. A sacred space where you can truly express yourself. 

That said, blogging is not for everyone, but releasing emotions can be cathartic for us all. 

Getting Out Into Nature 

Even if you can’t get out into anything resembling nature, there are still ways to get around this. Find a lovely landscape that resonates with you on YouTube, like a beach or a forest, and enjoy the ambience. Connecting with the planet we live on is one of the best ways to keep us grounded, especially in these trying times. 


Now for young moms with young children learning from home, this one will sound impossible, but you’d be surprised at how helpful it can be. Even if it’s only for a couple of minutes while you’re still in bed, take some time to recharge your batteries. Then, when you’re fully charged, go out into the world and enjoy your family.

Practice Gratitude

Be grateful for all that you have. Spend time with your loved ones, do the things that make you happy and take some time for yourself to remember that you weren’t always in the position you’re in today. If things are good, appreciate it, if things are awful, know that it won’t be long before some good news comes your way. 

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