Being a mom is a fulfilling, blessed but often tiring, job. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the tasks you have to do, and it can be difficult to find time for yourself and your own needs. Here are some tips for tired moms who want to keep up with their obligations while still taking care of themselves.
1. Ask for help: Don’t be afraid to ask friends, family, and even your spouse for help with tasks like housework or childcare. It takes a village to raise healthy children and it’s important to remember that you don’t have to do everything alone.
2. Take regular breaks throughout the day. Even if it’s just ten minutes here or there, those breaks can really add up! Go outside or take a quick power nap – whatever works best for you – to rest and recharge your batteries for the next task ahead of you.
3. Be honest with yourself about what you need. We often put everyone else’s needs first before taking care of ourselves, so it’s important to assess what exactly we need in order to remain mentally healthy, such as exercise or quality time with friends and family.
4 Make sure your diet is balanced and nourishing. Eating healthy meals full of energy packed food is essential when running on limited sleep! A balanced diet also helps us stay focused during times when our minds are foggy from fatigue or stress.
5 Prioritize sleep! Aiming for between 7 – 9 hours of restful sleep each night is key for keeping up good mental health as well as physical health too! Invest in comfortable bedding, blackout curtains if necessary and use relaxing rituals before bed like reading a book or meditating in order to get enough shut eye every night (or day!)
6 Take a mini-vacation. Even if it’s just for the day, taking a break from your normal routine is essential for reducing stress levels and giving yourself some time to rest and relax. Go somewhere you can enjoy the outdoors or take in some culture – whatever works best for you!
7 Exercise regularly. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy – even just 30 minutes of walking every day can do wonders for improving mood, energy levels and overall physical health.
8 De-clutter your life. Cleaning out the wardrobe, de-cluttering the house, and getting rid of things that are no longer serving you can help both physically and mentally. Simplifying our lives can bring us a sense of clarity which is essential for tired moms!
9 Write a ta-da list: Don’t forget to celebrate the small successes! Write down a list of all the tasks you managed to complete that day, no matter how small – it will help remind you of your accomplishments and give you a boost of positivity.
10 Spend time in nature: Spending time outside can have amazing calming effects on our minds and bodies so try to get out in nature as often as possible. Even if it’s just a short walk around the neighborhood, being in natural environments can have a hugely positive effect on our mood and stress levels.