Times Are Tough For Parents Right Now: An Expert Explains How To Find Joy

Times Are Tough For Parents Right Now: An Expert Explains How To Find Joy

This article originally appeared in MindBodyGreen.

This unpredictable time has been challenging for us all certainly; we have our own unique set of circumstances that makes for bad days and hard moments. This is why we all must reach for moments of joy when we can. 

And, of course, joy looks different for us all; as well as our paths to find joy. For parents, the sudden role as supplemental (or sole) educator is perhaps one of the largest hurdles to this. With the school year in question, this new responsibility has eaten up much of parents' time, as well as added a layer of stress and anxiety on top of the plethora of things parents have to deal with on a day-to-day basis anyway. 

That's why we spoke with Erica Lasan, creator of The Joy Quest, an online resource to help users find what actually brings them joy. Here, her tips for parents to find their joy right now: 

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