Tip 1 for Burned Out Moms
All moms may face feelings of burnout from time to time. It’s part of the territory of the intensity of the demands of parenting.
Helpguide.org defines burnout as “a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.”
As joyful as parenting can be, it certainly can bring excessive and prolonged stress with it! To move beyond burnout, you’ll need more than just a few quick moments of relaxation. This week, we’ll share tips for when moms or primary caregivers feel burnout.
Our first tip is to take your experiences seriously.
Feelings of burnout may pass on their own, but often intentional efforts are needed to move beyond burnout. If you’re starting to feel burned out, give yourself a reasonable timeline to see if the feelings will pass on their own, such as a week or two.
If you reach your deadline and haven’t noticed an improvement, consider what additional steps you may need to take to more intentionally address these feelings.
From previous HRI blog post, When Moms Feel Burnout.