There are a number of reasons why moms are always tired, but a lot of it stems from the fact that they’re doing a lot of “invisible work” — also called emotional labor — without knowing it. Whether a stay-at-home mom or working mom, women take on more tasks in the household just to ensure that everything is running smoothly. And a lot of them feel burned out from the weight of household responsibilities.
Not to mention, millennial moms are under insane pressure to be the best moms. But guess what? There’s just no way to be the perfect mom. Every parenting style, every circumstance is different. And no way is ever one hundred percent right.
So, when you feel the mental exhaustion creeping in, when you feel as if you’re about to lose control, don’t be afraid to pause and breathe. At SmartParenting.com.ph, we’re huge advocates of self-care — every mom needs to pay attention to their well-being if they want to be able to take care of others.
How do you do that? Start with the little things — small pockets of sunshine you can insert in your everyday routine while you care for your kids. You might feel that it’s small and insignificant, but taking those short pauses in a day can really do wonders for your soul.
Watch below for more ways to practice self-care. Remember: love yourself, mom!