It has been almost 3 months since the Stay At Home order was put in place in California. Parts of LA are beginning to reopen, but we are still limiting leaving the house. A lot of us are continuing to be tested right now as restlessness, stress and anxiety continue to persist with all of the uncertainty going on in our country. Dr. Arielle Schwartz is back with an essay on resilience strategies.
I am always preaching about how important self-care is. I hope you’re not sick of it. It is SO important. Especially now. There is a lot of chaos happening in our country. We are in the thick of the biggest civil rights movement of our lifetime while continuing to face a pandemic. It is crucial we pay attention to ourselves, so we can stay mentally and physically healthy and grounded. It is more important than ever that we are in tune with what we need to approach life standing on level ground both physically and mentally. During these stressful and overwhelming days it can be really hard to stay positive. Every morning, I tell myself, “Today is going to be a great day.” (As taught to me by Dr. BJ Fogg. You should check out the podcast we did togetherif you have the chance.) Some days I believe it and some days I don’t. Saying this at least begins to reframe my thinking. It’s the smallest acts that can really help me keep my head above water.
This week on WITH WHIT, I spoke with two inspiring women, Sharon Feldstein and Patsy Noah. They are BFFs, celebrity moms and the founders of YourMomCares! Sharon is Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein’s mom and Patsy Noah is Adam Levine’s mom! I was so excited to sit down with them to talk about their company YourMomCares, a non-profit fighting for children’s mental health.
Right now, my day to day schedule is really crazy. Sonny is two years old and in school so he now has a more complex schedule that I need to incorporate into my own. Additionally, I have so many new and wonderful things happening in my career. All this to be said, I am busy, and it is so easy for me to get lost in the chaos of my daily schedule.
I want to start this off by thanking from the bottom of my heart! Over the weekend, I experienced anxiety in relation to the anticipation of this week. I get this a lot. I anticipate things too much instead of living in the moment.