As a working mother, I often feel that there aren’t enough hours in a day. It is never easy being a mom trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. There are times that I feel burnt out. Being a burnt-out mom is not only bad for me, but it is also bad for the people around me.
When I feel stressful, I would listen to music and I would also do some retail therapy online or offline to de-stress. Another thing that brings me some joy is playing with my dogs. Yes, these are the two rascals that I have.
Buffy and Cooper love to be scratched and chased around the house. Spending some time with them makes me feel relax. They are very playful and their antics make me laugh all the time. Research has shown that pets promote both mental and physical health that can significantly improve our lives.
Both children and adults can benefit from playing with dogs because it is calming. It is also a source of stimulation for the brain and body. Playing with a dog can be a doorway to learning for a child as it can stimulate a child’s imagination and curiosity.
Mommy burnt out is not fun but it does not have to persist. Be strong and ask for help. If you think you are experiencing burnt out, here are some strategies that may help to take your stress away:
- Zumba, at Home: If you can’t afford the time or money for a gym membership, go to Youtube and search for some Zumba videos. The Zumba choreography is very easy to follow. Try it for at least 30 minutes to an hour. It can help to reduce stress levels and increase energy.
- Therapy: You may be burnt out because life has been tough on you. No matter what the case, talking to a professional therapist or a doctor may be just what you need.
- Switch Off the Tech: Reduce the usage of tech. Turn off the phones, log off Facebook, and tune out.
- Sleep Well. Getting a good night’s sleep can help reduce the effects of stress. High stress level can make sleeping difficult. Therefore, it is good to wind-down before bedtime by stopping all work and end phone calls at least an hour before you go to bed. Watching television is ok in the evening. Reading or listening to music an hour before bed would help you to relax more.
I hope you find the above tips useful. Click here if you wish to seek help and talk to a professional therapist online.