We asked our Facebook community what triggers “Mommy Burnout” for them, and we were flooded with great responses! Join April and Saren as they share their own “Mommy-Burnout” stories and brainstorm strategies for avoiding some of the stress and doldrums that can be a sad and frustrating part of motherhood.
Here are a few of the ideas Saren and April will talk about:
- Get enough sleep. (Late night TV may have to go…)
- Record what’s weighing on us/overwhelming us, and then go through each item and try to delegate, delay, or delete.
- Simplify our schedules.
- Communicate with our family members and tell them if we’re having a “hormonal” time or a particularly challenging week. (Let them know what they can do to help.)
- Establish boundaries and respect those boundaries. Decide what we really need to feel healthy and happy – and don’t let those things slide (diet, exercise, sleep, time to read, time with friends, etc.).
- Recognize that sometimes we’ve got to “mother” ourselves as well as our families! We’ve got to assess and attend to our own needs more often so that we can be the moms, wives, and women we really want to be.
Great comments and ideas about Mommy Burnout on our Facebook page.
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