Hey lovely mama,

I’m sure you’re feeling pretty stressed out and worried at the moment. There’s no denying that life’s going to be a little different for a while, as we enter a national lockdown once again.

With our kiddos at home indefinitely, it’s going to take a while for our new “normal” to feel normal. Once again we need to find our feet as we re-learn how to juggle working from home with home-learning.

As mummies we’re pretty good at putting everyone else’s needs above our own. But we need to remember to show ourselves a little bit of love too.

This isn’t the first lockdown we’ve been through. But it’s the first real winter lockdown.

We’re going to need to pull together to create a little slice of calm amidst the chaos around us. And be there for one another during the darker moments too.

So take this as your personal invitation to join me in finding just a few minutes of calm each day.

Join my gentle Instagram hashtag challenge #calmchronicles

Each week I’ll post a #calmchronicles theme. I don’t know if you remember Instagram’s weekend hashtag project, but I used to look forward to their photo project announcement on Friday evenings. For nostalgia’s sake I’m also going to post the new weekly theme on Friday evenings, so keep an eye out for that.

To join in all you need to do is post to your grid, stories, reels or IGTV something you’ve done that week – just for yourself – for that week’s #calmchronicles gentle prompt.

Don’t forget to tag me @busybeingmummy, as well as using the Calm Chronicles hashtag, and I will share my favourites in my stories and newsletter.

It’s that simple.

The Calm Chronicles gentle hashtag challenge is all about trying to find a few minutes of calm everyday, and then share that with one another for a little supportive accountability.

I’m hoping we can encourage one another to find a little moment of calm everyday.

Times are worrying, but we’re stronger together. So let’s remember we’re not alone in this.

Even if we have to self-isolate, we can still be part of a wonderful online world of mamas supporting and encouraging one another.

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