Do you feel like you’re in a slump? Like you can’t focus on anything clearly and your short-term memory is zapped? Mental exhaustion is a real thing, and it’s especially an issue when stress is high and the demands on us are constant. Many of us are parenting, working from home, and stuck inside for much of the day. But we can still make some simple tweaks to our lives to improve our mental alertness and feel more awake, invigorated, and energetic.
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone, but it’s been especially challenging for families and parents. Juggling work, your child’s educational needs, and trying to keep them busy when there are restrictions on where they can safely go is tough. Plus, when your school-aged children can’t participate in their usual stimulating activities, their mental health may suffer—and their physical health, too.