Resilience and Challenges of Working Mothers during COVID-19

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  • Marina Heifetz York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25071/1929-8471.93

Abstract

The pandemic has brought on much hardships and highlighted the many inequities in our lives, including the increasing workload for working mothers. Compared to pre-pandemic, maternal research has found mothers to have increases in anxiety and depression during the pandemic. Given the added stressors of the pandemic, this paper aims to highlight some evidence-based strategies that mothers can use to support their mental health during the pandemic and beyond. These mental health strategies include (1) Self-compassion and mindfulness (2) Physical self-care (sleep and physical activity time); (3) Connecting time (maintaining social connections and shared responsibilities); and (4) Playtime (having fun!).

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2021-12-21

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Heifetz, M. (2021). Resilience and Challenges of Working Mothers during COVID-19 . INYI Journal. https://doi.org/10.25071/1929-8471.93

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