This corona virus pandemic has been a rude awakening to us all. Some of us are blessed to be able to work from home. Front line workers, in healthcare, retail and distribution, are sacrificing their health for the sustainability of our society. And there are many people who have been laid off.
How to manage this stressful time while taking care of your family? It isn’t simple and there isn’t even one answer. What works for you may not work for your neighbour. The goal here is to share some ideas together.
I have always loved hiking, especially hiking with my family. Or at least the idea of hiking with my family <– TRUTH BOMB!
We have taken this isolation time as an opportunity to go for more family walks and hikes. We are usually able to go out every other day, rain or shine! This is a new activity for us and, as with anything new, it can take some time to adjust to the routine. Thankfully my kids, 5 and 9, are old enough for a hike that’s longer than 10 minutes!
Your family walk will look different than mine and that’s perfectly fine! If you have babies, try babywearing. It will give you more freedom than a stroller can. If you have toddlers with a short attention span, incorporate a fun activity (such as these nature bracelets) or opt for the sidewalk instead of the trail.
Share some pictures of your family walks and hikes in the comments!