Being a busy mum can sometimes be super stressful. We often feel overwhelmed and run down yet still don’t stop to look after ourselves.
Burnout and stress are pretty closely linked, but they’re not the same thing. Thankfully, there are things we can do to prevent Mummy burnout.
Burnout is not a sign that you are failing! It’s often a sign that you are caring too much for everybody except yourself.
Stress puts a lot of pressure on the body. This can be manageable in the short term, but if it’s constant, it can be bad for both your physical health and emotional wellbeing.
Eventually, too much stress on your body over a long period of time can cause you to burn out. Burnout is a state of complete mental, physical and emotional exhaustion.
When you’ve reached the point of burnout, it can feel like you’ve had the life sucked out of you. You no longer feel capable of caring about what’s important to you, or making any effort, or staying motivated.
We know little ones and sleep really don’t go well together. We have all been there. But small power naps or rest breaks during the day could just help you feel sane once again and keep that burnout at bay.
Kick-off your day with a Healthy Mummy Smoothie to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need to have the energy to face the day ahead.
Don’t feel bad if you delegate that early morning feed or dirty nappy to your partner.
Even order yourself some Healthy Mummy Meals to You for a couple of weeks to help you take off some of the crazy workloads.
Thyroid disorders, low iron, and low vitamin D levels can all make you feel exhausted and often present with similar symptoms of anxiety or depression, a simple blood test could be the answer.
Set yourself a goal to do one fun thing every day. Write a list and work your way through. You will feel so much better for taking the time to just laugh and enjoy your little one.
Exercise is the best stress relief. Strap your little one in the pram and head out the door for a quick walk or jog.