If you consider yourself a tired mother, you should avoid reaching extreme exhaustion, follow these tips!
Mothers are experts at multitasking. They are caregivers, educators, home managers, house cleaners, drivers, cooks, maintenance workers, designers, decorators, nurses, policemen … and much more, and all that, when not working!
Mothers juggle every day and so it is not surprising that they experience stress and tension in much of their lives. This is not only a concern for young professionals or single mothers, any mother can feel extremely drained at any point in their lives. Domestic and work activity continues to be a great burden for the vast majority of women in the world and the effects can be really harmful for them.
THE IMPACT OF STRESS
A mother with chronic stress is very likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. When combined with other risk factors such as hormonal changes, mood disorders or other factors, they are even more likely to suffer from these severe emotional problems. This can interfere with a woman’s daily performance and induce more stress and worsen her mood. So what is the remedy for women with too much work ? Asking for help.
Sharing the load and unloading the stress is an obvious and simple cure. But for many women, this is easier said than done.
HOW TO KNOW WHEN YOU ARE TOO BUSY
Women tend to take on most, if not all, of household and caring responsibilities. If this happens to you, why does it happen to you? Maybe you have been raised in a family where women had traditional roles or maybe you like to keep control of everything that happens around you. It may also be that you think that only you are capable of doing things well.
It does not matter what the cause is, because if you are too busy all the time you will exhaust yourself and it will also generate irritability, hostility and anger. It can cause insomnia and fatigue, as well as a general lack of motivation and loss of joy. If you always feel tired, apathetic and what used to amuse or excited you no longer does, then you will have to think about changing something in your life.
If you ignore the signs, burnout can put a strain on relationships – with the people you live with, like your partner and children, and those you don’t, like friends and co-workers.
EFFECTIVE WAYS TO AVOID BURNOUT
To stay mentally, physically, and relationally healthy, overworked women must learn to delegate responsibilities. Sharing the load can help relieve stress. Although if you do not like to delegate, it may be difficult for you to do so since you may feel uncomfortable doing it. If this is your case, you should not ignore the problem either. There are a few ways you can get help without asking:
STOP SAYING YES TO EVERYTHING
Recognize that you are not capable of doing everything on your own. You must learn to say ‘no’ to things that are not a priority or are even totally unnecessary. If you say ‘yes’ to everything, you are saying ‘no’ to yourself … and it will have serious consequences on your physical and emotional health!
TIME FOR YOURSELF
Just as you go to the doctor or prepare activities for other members of your family, you should also do it for yourself. Women often think that they are the last in everything and they show it in their lives. It is important that you schedule time for yourself whether it is exercising or taking a walk. Remember also that your rest is non-negotiable and you should at least get 7 hours of sleep each night.
DO NOT SET UNATTAINABLE GOALS
Accept that no one is capable of doing everything. When others want to help you show your appreciation and do not criticize them. Let your children make their beds in their own way, do not rearrange things when others put them away … thank others for doing things for the house.
GETTING HELP IS NOT WEAKNESS
A busy life can still be a balanced life. But you can’t do everything on your own. If you want to feel good and function in the best possible way, get help from a professional or at least accept help when it is offered, because that is not being weak … it is quite the opposite!
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.