School has started for most families. I know for some moms, that’s a relief, especially if your kids were home with you the whole summer.
For some of us, it can be overwhelming. Here come the weekend activities, the after-school responsibilities, and the pickup, and drop-off line.
It may be a little bit stressful and when that stress starts to pile up, it’s one of those things that can be an indicator that burnout could be around the corner.
So I want to give you one of the strategies for stressed moms so that you can ease back-to-school stress and prevent burnout.
We’ve talked about the six causes of burnout and one of them is not having control of your day.
Remember and be intentional about why you’re doing the things that you’re doing.
So let me give you three things that you can do to help get some control over your day and make sure that you’re not getting into this place of burnout.
- Make a list of all the things that you have to do.
Making that list gives you a little bit of control of what’s going on because you see it and you’re owning it. You can clear your mind and see everything laid out in front of you.
2. Plan out your days.
You can do this the night before or the morning of just take a moment to plan out what your day is going to be like.
You can prioritize and strategize but whether you have the power to change or influence what have to do doesn’t matter as much as acknowledging what’s ahead.
3. Be intentional about why you do things.
There is no need to plan your days minute by minute. The key is to just be much more intentional with your time. Think about WHY you’re doing what you’re doing.
You’re going through the drop-off line because it’s safer for your child. You’re preparing breakfast so everyone in the family has the energy to go through their days.
Make a list of all the things that you have to do.
Remember and be intentional about why you’re doing the things that you’re doing and it will help you to have more control over what’s going on and stay away from burnout.
Do you have other tips for coping with mom stress and burnout?
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