Burnout is more than just stress. If you’re feeling burned out, most likely you feel exhausted most of the time, a lack of motivation, disconnected from others and a sense of purpose, and possibly a lower sense of self-worth.
As a mom, burnout can make you feel like you’re just going through the motions, and it may even become more difficult to feel emotionally connected to your child, even if you’re able to fully care for all of their needs.
When life becomes overwhelming, a professional counselor or therapist can help you identify new solutions and learn new ways of understanding and responding to your emotions. Look for a counselor who is experienced in working with parenting and family issues.
From previous HRI blog post, When Moms Feel Burnout.