Motherhood burn out : Top 5 ways to quickly de-stress

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There is no denying that as a mother your priorities change. Life becomes less about keeping your hair cut looking nice and going on swanky nights out and more about the little person that is now your complete responsibility. And often when this happens we forget about ourselves and don’t take the care of ourselves physically and mentally like we should. Quite frankly it is a sure fire way to burn yourself out! So here is my list of my top five ways to avoiding motherhood burn out, reducing stress and feel more like yourself again!

 

  1. Get out of the house!

    Got 4 piles of washing, the hoovering, baking, cooking dinner, ironing and homework to do today and feeling piled under? Put it all to one side, work out the few things that absolutely must be done today, do them and then get out of the house! Put your headphones in or what ever you like to do to relax and get out in the fresh air. Whether it’s a walk by yourself, a jog, a walk with the pram. It doesn’t really matter but a good strong dose of fresh air will make you feel much more sane. And if you are really that busy, give you are bit of head space to plan how to efficiently get that War and Peace length to do list done.

  2. Take a long hot shower

    Often our time in the shower is one of our only opportunities in the day to be alone! Don’t rush through it! Enjoy it! Stand under than hot water and let it wash away some of the stress you are feeling. If you like to pamper yourself, take the opportunity to do so whilst in there. Shave your legs, use a face scrub, put in a deep conditioner. Feeling a little more preened and pruned can give a self esteem boost that can help you see past the spit up stain on your favourite top!

  3. Paint your nails

    As I said in the previous point just a few little touches like having your nails painted can just make you feel a little bit more like you have your shit together. It only needs to take 5 minutes to do (mine are literally drying whilst I type this) and can make a big difference to how you feel.

  4. Don’t be afraid to say no.

    Are you supposed to be going to baby sign at 9.30am, then have the girls round to tea afterwards with the babies. With the food shop scheduled in after nap time and an evening spin class? Cancel it. If you don’t feel up to whatever you are supposed to be doing today (work commitments excluded, I don’t want to be responsible for anyone getting fired!) then pull a sicky from life. Call your friends and cancel, put on your comfiest pjs, dig out the kids favourite films and snack and have a blanket day on the sofa with your baby!

  5. Take vitamins

    Reality is we probably aren’t getting our daily needs of kale and spinach to get all of our vitamin. I have been taking part in Swisse Vitamins New Year New You challenge and taking alongside their multivitamins and vitamin D I was already taking, their Vitamin B+ which they very kindly sent me to review (all opinions are mine). It has given me a real boost in energy and the get up and go in the morning that I desperately need as a working mum! This extra energy means I have a cleaner house, a happier kid and I have even been known to hit a workout video on the odd nap time here and there! (Not to mention any trying to conceive mama’s out there, it also has all the folic acid and vitamin b6 being good for fertility!) swisse vitamin d

 

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    claire February 26, 2017 (8:41 pm)

    I agree with all of these! One thing that also helps me is having a break from routine before it becomes tedious. Husband and I rotate who does breakfast/bedtimes to give each other a breather from the most monotonous parts of the day! xx #fortheloveofblog

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos March 4, 2017 (11:26 pm)

    Oh dear on this scale I am failing badly! I try to get out of the house each day for a little exercise – I don’t count school runs! I fail on all the rest. Room for improvement I feel! #KCACOLS

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    Becky @ Educating Roversi March 5, 2017 (9:18 am)

    Great tips. We’re currently having a lazy morning with to and a blanket – I was feeling guilty about letting L watch so much TV till I read this #KCACOLS

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    Pen March 6, 2017 (8:37 am)

    Vitamins are definitely a must. I’ve started taking berocca boost daily and feel great. (Ps this isn’t a promo comment). Pen x #KCACOLS
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    Nicola | Mummy to Dex March 7, 2017 (3:48 pm)

    Great tips. I’m pretty bad at doing any of these things! I stay in far too much and always rush my showers.

    I hope the vitamins help you. I’ve never taken them before but I do have a healthy and balanced diet (that’s something I haven’t let slip since becoming a mum!)

    #KCACOLS

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    mainy March 7, 2017 (6:08 pm)

    All of these are great and I love the painting the nails one, mainly because it is sometimes those little things can do so much to make us feel a bit normal again and remind us that we can pretty ourselves up a bit:)

    Mainy
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    Madeline (This Glorious Life) March 11, 2017 (9:21 pm)

    Agree with all of this! Especially the shower one, when my husband is around on the weekend in particular I really like to take my time showering! x #KCACOLS

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    Laura - Mama, Eden & Me March 12, 2017 (4:32 pm)

    I have to say, I’ve taken on a whole new appreciation of a shower since becoming a mother. It’s the best relaxation EVER!
    Also totally agree about going out of the house. We try to get out most days, even if just to the park. It stops me going mad and Eden gets to see the ducks – what’s not to love? #KCACOLS

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    the frenchie mummy March 12, 2017 (9:29 pm)

    Perfect post for me at the moment as I am doing way too much! Love the ideas, simple but they work. The walk is def my fave. It really helps me to get some fresh air! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.
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    Ali Duke March 12, 2017 (9:43 pm)

    I love painting my nails, always makes me feel good.
    #KCACOLS

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    Crummy Mummy March 14, 2017 (8:48 am)

    I like the getting out of the house & painting your nails ones – so true! #KCACOLS
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    Becky Clark March 16, 2017 (1:05 pm)

    Great advise! I’m terrible for getting tied down by housework and not going out all week! It’s the worst thing to do. I love taking time to paint my nails, I find it so relaxing and it makes me feel like a new woman! #KCACOLS
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