Motherhood exhaustion is a real thing. It’s feeling fatigue as a mother and trying your best to keep going. It’s not easy to do everything yourself. Specially when you’re putting pressure to live up to unrealistic standards of what a good mother is. It can definitely affect your mental health as a mom.
I’ve also experienced feeling parental burnout which is the constant stress, worries you may experience while raising your child. When you feel emotionally and physically overwhelmed by motherhood, you have to take a step back. You have to take it slow and understand that you don’t have to live this way.
There was a time that I felt emotional exhaustion, where I felt I was not a good enough mother. I was doing everything, taking care of my kids, house duties and all of the mental load of motherhood was on my shoulder. My husband helped me but somehow I felt that I was responsible for it all. It’s funny how your mind plays tricks on you.
I want to help exhausted mothers enjoy motherhood more, find calm in parenthood and truly feel like being a mom is easy. You can beat mommy burnout and fatigue forever or at least have the tools that’s going to help you.
Signs of motherhood exhaustion:
- chronic stress
- mood swings
- lose your patience
- increase anxiety
10 simple ways to beat motherhood exhaustion forever
Practicing self care as a mom gives you a sense of self and being. It feels amazing when you are able to set time apart to fo the things that makes you happy and alive. When all you do is be a mom and deal with house chores, parenting struggles and stress. You have a tendency to resent others around you and even resent being a mom. That’s why is so important to start putting yourself first and not feel mom guilt because of it. You matter and you deserve it.
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Journaling is huge because it helps you braindump and acknowledge all of your emotions as a mom. Good or bad. It can also help you notice certain patterns or behaviors that you’re doing that you may want to change. I love to journal the things that I’m grateful for and what I would love to maniest in my life. It keeps me grounded and happy.
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3.Take a break
Something so simple as taking a break can help you stop motherhood fatigue and exhaustion. Yes! Even if you have small children. The simple fact of not doing the laundry or cleaning your house helps a lot. Leave it for the next day and stop putting so much pressure in perfection. There’s no such thing. The dirty dishes can wait wait for later, you can order out and things will soon start to feel easier. Look at your life right now and ask yourself “How can I make my motherhood life feel easier and less stressful?”
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The everyday routine and schedule can cause stress and unhappiness. Because you’re doing the same things over and over again. I mean i live by my schedule and routine as a mom so I’m not saying to ditch it all together. What I am saying is that sometimes you can switch things up and go outside and take some fresh air. Decide what period of time you will take a walk or go to the park with your kids., And do it! Mama, you have to step away from the chaos and put yourself in a different environment. You and your kids will return home feeling so much better. You’ll feel calm and peaceful.
5.Connect with other moms
Sometimes all you need is to stop the feeling of loneliness and start connect with other moms. Rant about feeling exhausted as a mom, share how hard it is to be a new mom and vent. Talk to other moms can help you feel like you are not alone and that someone else understands you.
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6.Asking for help
Most of the time that you’re feeling mom burnout and tiredness is because you are not asking for help. or you’re doing most of the housework and parenting alone. Asking for help is a sign of strength and never a sign of weakness. Just because you are asking for help doesn’t mean you’re a bad mom or that you don’t know what you’re doing. Stop, take a deep breath and say “It’s safe to feel and be supported by the people that I love”. When you are constantly doing doing doing and not have any help it can take a toll on you for the worst.
7.Nurturing your relationship
Did you put your relationship in the back burner? Notice that when you’re relationship is thriving, so are you at home. You’re able to ask for help more, and actually get help. you don’t resent your partner and you feel less exhausted. Prioritize time alone time, nurture your relationship and have fun. You both need each other right now more than ever. The transition to parenting can be hard for so many couples. It’s important to understand that you both are allowed to prioritize each other in order to be better parents.
8.Removing things from your to do lists
If you want to eliminate the symptoms of burnout, I am going to recommend to take a real look at your to do list. Most of the time moms suffer from burnout and exhaustion is because they are doing too much. Too many things on their to do lists,. too much pressure to get everything done and too much stress. Remove what doesn’t serve you and add what does. What’s going to help you reduce the motherhood stress out of your life? Focusing on your top 3 for the day helps take off the load of the rest of the things. Once you check off your top 3, you can focus on the rest. But first celebrate yourself 🙂
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9.Get some sleep
Getting enough sleep as a mom will help you become a BETTER and happier mom. When you get your sleep time, you wake up with more patience and calm. Your day becomes more manageable and happier because you’re not grumpy or losing your shit. Yes, you’re a busy mom and probably are sleep deprived but listen to your body and yourself. Start by napping when baby naps. Or during bedtime once you put your baby to sleep, instead of scrolling through social media. GO TO SLEEP! Your health is important too.
10.Give yourself grace
Stop the judgement and give yourself grace mama. Do not be so hard on yourself and know that motherhood is a learning journey. You got the power and control to change your reality and create a life and motherhood journey that feels easy and good for you! Start loving yourself and putting yourself first, you deserve it.
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I hope you found this post super helpful in eliminating the everyday motherhood exhaustion. So that you can finally enjoy motherhood more!