Being tired is a state, it’s an emotion and I just don’t remember, when was the last time when I was not TIRED? I am just a tired mom.
There are days when opening eyes seem like a big task. Morning routine, school, office, work, chores, everything happens and throughout the day, I am looking forward to the time when I am gonna get to the bed. Yes, I am that tired!
I feel jealous of the moms who are super active and they don’t have to worry about their puffy eyes. I mean, where do I put my eye shadow if my eyes are swollen all the time.
I am a tea addict and even coffee works for me. But somedays, you are just beyond tired.
You are super tired!
And trust me, I know that during these days, it’s hard to parent. It is hard to be a happy mom. I struggle with this, and I know a lot of you struggle too.
I am sharing my top 5 tips for tired moms with you here. You can follow these to deal with your tiredness. Trust me, these tips are Gold. I transformed myself and despite being tired all the time, I manage it very well. So here you go!
Stop expecting too much
Okay I know, your friend is a very active mommy and she bakes every day, drops her kids off to school every day, and deep inside you wanna be like her. But you cannot be like her, because you are a different human being. You have to lower your expectations of being a perfect mommy. There is nothing like a perfect mom. So don’t worry too much and keep the level of your expectations low.
Don’t stress over your kids
Baking a perfect zucchini cookie is not a criterion of being a good mom. If you are making burgers for your kids, that’s okay. You have to stop stressing over your kids and their activities. If you don’t take them to karate class twice in a week, don’t worry they are going to grow up just fine.
If you take the stress, you are not going to help yourself. Being a tired mom, it’s not easy to deal with that extra stress so stop doing it.
Ask your spouse for help
Among all other tips for tired moms, this is the most important. Women are conditioned in a way that they think they are the only person responsible for upbringing the kids. Well, that’s wrong as your partner owns the kids equally. So asking for a little help and support will not break the bridges. Ask him to look after the kids or help them in homework if needed. Stop feeling shy and say it.
Focus on self care
Moms, especially tired moms feel they don’t have time for anything like self-care. But the truth is, you never prioritize yourself. Try to invest some time on self-care, you will feel the change. You will feel free, energized, and will break the shell of tiredness.
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Take that much needed break
I know parenting is like a full time job. You don’t afford to get breaks but you know what, you have to! Because if you will not, you will collapse. It happened to me once. I was so exhausted and tired that I fell sick. It took me a month to get back my energy levels and to get stronger. So be a little considerate and take that break you need the most.
Bonus tip: Seek support
I love online tribes. You get to meet so many like-minded tired moms who feel exactly like you. I wonder what we would have done without these online support groups. Even a comment from somebody sailing in the same boat makes my day brighter. I realize I am not alone and that helps me. You can join our online mother’s tribe here, we don’t judge, only support.
Are you a tired mom?
If yes, let me give you a big virtual hug and tell you that I am with you. Try to apply the above-mentioned tips for tired moms to help yourself. ? If you are still a tired mom all the time and nothing helps, I suggest you visit a doctor. Maybe there is an underlying condition you are not aware of.
As I said earlier, seek support!
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