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How to Prevent Mom Burnout

3 easy ways to get help without actually asking for it

Busy working or not working women are masters at multitasking. They are caregivers, educators, bakers, mompreneurs, accountants, Uber or Lyft chauffeurs, chefs, designers, landscape designers, architects—and that’s when they’re not working!

The effects of a busy life can be harmful, often depression sets in. Take this test to see if you are clinically depressed and if Hypnosis would work for you as a stress relieving modality.

Stress is the #1 cause of relationship trouble

Anxiety and depression are twice as likely to occur in women than in men. When combined with hormonal fluctuations—whether premenstrual, postpartum or perimenopausal—mood disorders sometimes can become disabling. They can interfere with a woman’s everyday performance, inducing more stress and making mood disorders worse. 

How to Know When You’re Too Busy

Women have a tendency to take over most, if not all, household and caregiving responsibilities, even if they have a full-time job.

If that’s true of you, ask yourself why. Maybe it’s because you were raised in a family where women had traditional roles. Maybe it’s because you like to maintain control. When you ignore the signs, burnout can put a strain on relationships—with those you live with, such as your spouse and children, and with those you don’t, such as friends and coworkers.

Your loving becomes seriously impaired, it’s not just you that suffers but everyone else around you, especially your children.

3 Effective Ways to Avoid Burnout & Get Help

To stay healthy mentally, physically, and relationally, overworked women should learn to delegate responsibilities. Sharing the load can help relieve the stress. Stress is a silent killer. Avoid this at all costs!

Here are three ways to get the help you need without actually asking for it:

  1. Stop saying “yes” to everything. Recognize that you do a lot of “unnoticed chore’s”—the things no one realizes you do. Learn to say “NO”. If you say “yes” to everything and everyone, you say “no” to yourself. Learn to say “NO” to others and you’ll be silently saying ‘YES” to yourself.
  2. Schedule time out for yourself. Just as you schedule doctor appointments, nail care, and activities for your family do it for yourself. Many women often make themselves the last priority. Make yourself the first priority, Try it out! Do it once a week. Schedule time for exercise and personal interests, stroke your cat—do that often, and try to get at least seven hours of sleep each night.
  3. Let go of unreasonable standards. Accept that no one can do it all. When others do step in to help, show them appreciation rather than criticism. Let your kids make their beds their own way. Let your 22-year-old daughter clean the stove for once. Thank your husband for shopping for groceries, planning the evening meals, cleaning and vacuuming your home office if you have one and all the other little things he does. Like putting fresh flowers form the garden beside your bed in the mornings.

Getting Help Isn’t a Sign of Weakness

A busy life can still be a creative and balanced. But learn to not do everything on your own. If you want to feel good and function creatively, get help—or at least welcome help it when it’s offered. Getting help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s actually a sign of strength.

It’s the sign of a creative, clever and masterful multitasker.