Wellbeing for Parents: Let's Control the Controllable

Barnardos. (ND). Wellbeing for Parents: Let's Control the Controllable. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/231
As a parent in lockdown in Ireland right now, there is lots that is out of our control. We can’t do much about the schools and crèches being closed, we can’t take short breaks to the countryside or city to unwind, and we can’t meet our friends in the usual way for a catch up. That’s one way of looking at things. What if you were to think about the things you can do? Or, in fact, to support a new way of thinking about how to feel about the things we can’t do? We may not be able to change the situation but we can change how we feel about it. This month, take the time to focus on your thoughts, feelings and energy. Build yourself up. Self- love is important.