Once again, the holiday season is upon us. Between cooking and cleaning and shopping, our time is even more stretched than normal. This is especially true for working Moms, because we have that extra hat upon our head. So, I thought I would share my best tips to avoid working Mom burnout during the holiday season.
I work in retail so I am under a lot of stress during the holiday season. I love my job very much, and really enjoy it when I am there. But I really do miss my family when I am not, and it makes working outside the home that much more difficult.
This holiday season is a bit harder because there are some changes in family dynamics. Without going into much detail, it makes it a lot more emotional. So what can you do to avoid working Mom burnout? Read on!
Several years ago, I wrote a post about avoiding the guilt of being a working Mom during the holidays. I shared a few tips and a little bit of wisdom. Here we are, a few years later, and I am I am wiser with managing everything. I still have some of the guilt, but it is definitely getting better.
Tips To Avoid Working Mom Burnout During The Holidays:
- Eat properly. This may seem like it should already be ingrained in our heads. But with so much going on, it may be tempting to just grab all the junk food that people bring to work during the holiday season. Treats are fine, just don’t let them be your main meal.
- Drink LOTS of water. Staying hydrated will go a long way to cutting down on working Mom burnout. You will find yourself more alert and able to concentrate better. On the downside, you may need more bathroom breaks.
- Close your eyes for a few minutes during a break and just breath deeply. Another basic concept that goes a long, long way.
- Sing your favorite song. If you are gifted with a good voice, sing it out loud. If you are like me, singing in your head is just fine.
- Call or text your spouse or kids. The quick connection to your family will remind you why you are working during the holiday season, and remind you that you will be home with them very soon.
- Read a book on your break. If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know I have a book obsession. It is a great stress relief. Pick a favorite, and indulge yourself.
- Let things go at home. Jo-Lynne talks about how she had to “let it go” when it came to decorating her Christmas tree. Since she is busy working on tons of blog projects and dealing with some crazy foot issues, something had to give. As for me, I need to let go about how certain things are done at home.
And if none of those seem to help, I saved the best for last. Just go for the chocolate. Lots of it. And have absolutely no guilt about it.
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