Jasmine Harman, 44, shared that being at home made her begin to feel “a bit like a failure” after spending increasing amounts of time on social media. The property expert spoke out on the mental impact of seeing people’s online “workouts” and home renovations, which left her questioning what she was personally “achieving” in self-isolation.
Jasmine exclusively told Express.co.uk: “I started to really be looking at Instagram.
“Everyone is doing workouts, everyone’s taking this opportunity to redecorate the house, doing loads of productive stuff, and I was just beginning to feel a bit like a failure because I thought, I’m just not achieving anything here!”
After schools were closed, Jasmine began to teach her two children, Joy, six, and Albion, four, at home.
She continued: “That’s how I felt when in retrospect, I was just trying to keep the kids happy and entertained, by not going stir crazy.”
The TV star explained how having a temporary career break also saw her overindulge, as she began craving unhealthy foods.
She divulged: ”I’ve been working really hard over the last four years to feel happy with my body and feel confident.
“Really trying to enjoy exercise and enjoy eating well… which all went out the window during lockdown.
“Instead of being drawn to eating healthy, I started thinking, I’ll have another glass of wine, or I’ll have a pizza.“
She said: “It’s been chaos. I’ve been doing my best doing homeschooling and stuff like that, but I think my priority shifted after the first few weeks to have more structure for the children.
“If they’re happy (her children) then that’s enough for me.”
Jasmine disclosed that she took the “pressure” off herself to be the perfect mum, and began to treat the prolonged break as a much needed “holiday”.
The TV presenter noted: “Yeah I took the pressure off them (the children) and took the pressure off myself.