Beat Parental Fatigue

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Although motherhood is a complete blessing, it’s no secret that it can be super hard. Life with a baby, child or teen could be extremely conflicting and unpredictable. The minute the storm has calmed and you think you might be on easy street, it starts up again. This can very easily land you with a serious case of fatigue. You may think that you’re just tired and need a rest, but fatigue could land you in places like depression if not handled well. Here is what you need to do if fatigue should arise.

 

  • Ask For Help – Never be afraid to ask for a helping hand when you feel wiped out. Parenting is a two person job and you should feel like your going at it alone. Usually you husband, mother-in-law and own parents are totally willing to give their helping hand. If not, try to go for babysitters or a local daycare center.
  • Rest – When fatigue gets its hands on you, rest is your number one tool for effective combat. Give yourself permission to push some things aside and take an hour long nap once in awhile. That one hour can mean a world of difference for your day. It will give you that extra boost to tackle things with a clear head.
  • Eat Healthy – The food we eat has a massive effect on our mood, strength and energy. If you are eating bad and heavy food you can expect to feel tired and lethargic. These foods can up your stress level and even land you in a world of sadness. Salt, sugar and fats will bring you down. Food is a fuel for your energy. Eat a more natural meal and you’ll be more productive and have a lot more energy.
  • Exercise – Exercise will totally prepare you for hardships to come. You can make yourself stronger and faster. You’ll be able to handle more things at one time. Exercise is the key to building up your tolerance.

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