Being a mama means that we are always caring for others and setting our own needs to the side. Our needs don’t go away because we set them to the side, rather they grow and we risk becoming burned out. In the end, nobody wins when mama is burned out.
It’s January and I am burned out. This past holiday season wore me down with three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Throw in two birthdays, a holiday play and finishing out the year within my private practice and this mama felt like a burnt piece of toast. Fried. Crisp. Anxiety was high every day, all day.
On December 26th, I was determined to break this cycle that I had created. I needed to make some changes and build in time for self-care.
Read on to find out the three things I do to help when I’m feeling burned out.
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