Let’s talk real facts here mama, being a mother is overwhelming for sure. The kids, the partner, the house, the everything that has to do with being a mother is stressful and too much. If you are an overwhelmed mommy, you are not alone. Today i’m sharing with you 5 overwhelmed mom tips that’s going to help your motherhood life feel easier and more joyful.
I’m going to be real with you mama, I was an overwhelmed mom for so long. I thought I had to do everything for everyone. You know what? I would stress out if I didn’t have the food ready at a certain time or if my kids had cleaned clothes or not. I felt I had to carry the load of motherhood by myself. For so many years I was living in constant stress and mom burnout!
Until I realized that in order to feel good and happy with who I was, I needed to take care of myself. I stopped being an overwhelmed mom the moment I stopped being so hard on myself and saw being a mother like a blessing and not a chore. I know these overwhelmed mom tips are going to help you ditch the mom burnout and stress because it’s kinda of the same thing.
Is it normal to feel overwhelmed as a mother?
Sadly it is normal to feel depleted as a mom. The main reason for this is that moms think they have to do it all and take care of everything. This is not true! There has to be a balance between housework and taking care of you!
Why is motherhood so stressful?
Feeling stressed out as a mom and having mom burnout is practically the same thing. It comes from not being able to have control over your day, your kids and housework. Motherhood is stressful but it doesn’t have to be that way at all!
In the Damn good mother course I teach you the exact blueprint to ditching the stress and overwhelm, start thriving as a mom by practicing more selfcare, rediscovering yourself after motherhood and how to be a calm and happy mom even when your kids are driving you crazy! Enroll here!
What to say to an exhausted overwhelmed mom?
There are so many things to say to an exhausted mom who needs a break. And maybe that’s what you can say to her that is okay to take a break and have some “me” time. That she is doing a great job and everything that she is doing is good enough.
Ready for some overwhelmed mom tips?
5 instant ways to stop being an overwhelmed mom
1.Have self awareness
If you have overwhelmed mom syndrome, then you must start with being aware of yourself. Many times as a stressed mom we look at our circumstances, children and partner to blame for our overwhelm motherhood life. In order to fully comprehend why you are feeling so exhausted as a mom , you must know your triggers. What is causing you to feel depleted and stressed? Be aware of how you act, talk and think when you’re feeling that way.
Now create a plan of action steps to take to start eliminating those triggers causing overwhelm.
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2.Take a look at your to do list
Another great overwhelmed mom tips is to look at your to do list! What can you remove from it that’s not serving you? What can you add to your to do list that makes you happy and smile? Are you adding too much stuff to it? Do you find yourself not completing everything on your to do list by the end of the day?
Then it’s time to adjust, remove and add to your list. I will recommend having a top 3 which are your non negotiable has to get done things in the day. Then celebrate when you get it done!
Are you giving yourself enough alone time and love? A major reason why you may feel stressed and probably about to lose your shit is because you are not giving yourself enough time to do the things that brings you joy. To exercise, or call a friend or just be alone reading a book. You must stat putting yourself first, love yourself so that others can love you and you can love them the way that you want to.
Practicing self care as a mom is easy and in my course the Damn good mother, I teach you how to find time for it even as a busy and tired mom, the importance of self care and the different types of self care ideas you start doing! Enroll here to thrive as a mom!
4.Delegate tasks and ask for help
One major reason why you are an overwhelmed mother is because you are not delagteing your daily tasks to your older children or partner. Or you are not asking for help. Which goes hand in hand with having this mindset of “I need to do everything myself”. You may feel like you’re a bad mom if you ask for help, which is not true! The more help you get the lighter your motherhood load will be.
Start encouraging your older kids to clean up after themselves, or clean their rooms, pick up their toys. Things that they can do, let them do it. Ask your partner to help with the baby, or take out the trash. Be specific and enjoy the gloriousness of having people that LOVE you help you out.
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5.Have a toolkit
Having a toolkit for when you’re feeling exhausted or stressed as a mom is everything! This is your overwhelmed mama toolkit right here. Every time you feel mom burnout, exhaustion or stress remember that you have a toolkit for it! Here are some great ways to reduce your overwhelmed feeling and start thriving as a mom:
- Do a 5 minute deep breathing exercise
- Take a 5 minute break away from the chaos
- Do a Tapping (EFT) exercise
- Listen to a podcast that’s going to motivate you
- Call a friend or your mom
- Say positive affirmations
You can add more to your toolkit!
Now mama, it’s time to ditch the stress and overwhelm out of your life so that you can start THRIVING as a mom. I hope these overwhelmed mom tips and you can enjoy motherhood more.