Feeling exhausted after a tough year? Here are some positive things you can do to feel better

This year has been tough for everyone, but there is no one but the parents who have had to deal with the demands of lockdown, home schooling and their own work responsibilities. After months of lockdown and long dark days, we would not be surprised if you were feeling exhausted. But the light is in sight at the end of the tunnel.

We are working on a strong Mother’s Day campaign this year with Family Action. It is about giving time to all the mums. We understand how difficult this year has been for you, so we are aiming to reclaim 100,000 hours of aid mumped labor before Mother’s Day, and make it all you hard working parents, parents And give back to carers. We hope that our campaign will help you relax, recap and do something that will make you happy after a few months in lockdown.

If you are feeling burned out, see the advice below from Family Action Expert X.

Find out more here to help our mumpaid labor campaign you Grow here on Mother’s Day.

1 is Cut yourself some slack

No one can be everywhere, doing everything, all at once. The parents are brilliant multitaskers, but we cannot do miracles. So if you are feeling tired and irritated, the first thing you can do is cut yourself into some serious slack. You have done a lot this year, and under the circumstances no one can expect you to do better than your best: whatever it looks like.

Do not beat yourself up about what you think you can or should be. In fact, leave the comparison at the door and focus on what you can do instead. are doing Taxes, with the time and energy available to you. Your family really needs you right now, your love and your presence. Give yourself the honor of being there for them and doing the best for you.

2. Do not suffer in silence

If you are struggling, the worst thing you can do for your mental health is in it. The problem actually shared is a problem, so talk to someone you trust and tell them how you are feeling. Whether it is a friend, partner, neighbor, co-worker or helpline like our family, telling someone that you are tired and burned out is the first step in inviting them to help and support you. If you are going to find the time and place to replenish your empty energy reserves then you need to accept support.

3. Identify the main sources of your tiredness to help you understand what you need to do to feel better.

Pinpointing the sources of your burnout will help you find a way to feel better. It will also help you to work outside where you need to share the load with your partner, co-workers or family so that you feel more relaxed and in control.

If it is difficult to work with childcare responsibilities and home schooling, you can talk to your employer about working flexible hours, or talking to your partner about sharing the load more evenly Can. Maybe you can explore childcare options, or work with your partner to restructure your days in ways that seem more sustainable for all.

Whatever it is – whether it is work, childcare, health concerns or financial pressures – indicating the source of your exhaustion and redundancy will help you make the necessary adjustments to move forward.

४. Come up with an action plan to lighten your load

If you want to recoup your time and energy reserves when you are burning out, then you need to stop and make some positive changes. Then you can feel good taking action to take care of yourself.

Once you identify what it is that has caused you to burn in the first place, decide what changes you are going to make. If you are struggling to find yourself five minutes to do the jobs that need to be done, or do not have time in weeks then just do something for yourself, with your action at a specific time every week May take less time of one hour. To do that thing

This may seem impossible, but it is important to make an effort to do so. You have to prioritize your well-being. You can’t do your best by your family if you don’t do your best yourself.

5. Start doing at least one activity a day that helps you feel calm

When you are incredibly busy and feel overwhelmed, it can feel like you are hurting on a train that is never going to stop. But making time each day to do something that makes you feel calm can help you feel in control. It is important to prioritize it, and know that everything else can wait. You will be able to deal with your other responsibilities later, and if you take the time to protect your own well-being and get a little perspective, you will better cope with them.

Do something that works for you – Take a 10-minute walk in the morning before the start of the work day, sit for 15 minutes or twenty minutes to read your book before going to sleep. Or just a few minutes every day when you stop, close your eyes, and breathe. Whatever it is, make it a daily priority and lose yourself in that activity for its duration.

६. Every time you feel overwhelmed, think about whether you will be worried this time next year as well.

When you are feeling exhausted and feeling overwhelmed, a good way to get perspective is whether you will still care about something that is worrying you this year. If the answer is no, then you know that it is not worth your energy or stress.

There are many things going on at the moment, which are closely related. But there can also be a lot of small things that bother you – if you let them in – will contribute to your tiredness and irritation. These are small things that we must learn to protect our well-being. Chances are that a messy house, unburnt carpet, failed home-school lessons or missed work deadline won’t matter to you at this time next year, so try to let them go for now and focus on the bigger picture .

Go out and just breathe

The health benefits of going out during an epidemic have been well publicized, yet it can sometimes be difficult to take that step outside the front door and just walk and breathe something Time has to be given. This is especially true when we are busy, and do not feel that we can skip the time. But chances are that after taking a break to stroll outside and breathe in the air, you will feel refreshed by coming back to your desk and ready to focus on everything you need to do. You’ll probably be even more productive as a result!

This is why we are encouraged to always get out, stay among nature, and move our bodies during lockdown. It really works wonders for mental health.

Pledge to take some time out for yourself on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is almost here and we know that many mothers have gone up and out this year. To raise awareness, we have partnered with Red Letter Days to call the nation to help claim 100,000 hours of hard-working Mammad Labor for all of you before Mother’s Day. To participate, we want you to pledge your time through the Red Letter Days online counter, and use that time to do something for yourself. Look at the pledge as your digital commitment for a few me-times, so you can do something that makes you feel great.

With Red Letter Days it is easy for you to do something that you are hosting for free. Mm virtual festival time On Saturday 13 March. It’s a day of fun and feel-good virtual classes and workshops (and we’re also hosting activities to keep the little ones busy). Register now to secure your free space and take time to do something for yourself. You deserve it