We all have those days when we can’t get on track with important tasks. We have lost motivation, are feeling overwhelmed, debilitated, worn out, guilt, anxiety, and all we want is to feel somewhat productive again! This mamma, is mom funk and burnout. The good news is, we CAN improve our moods and become our effective, happy, somewhat sane selves again!
Stop the Mom Funk and Get Back on Track!
1. Do a Brain Dump
Brain dumps are my go-to anxiety reliever! I do brain dumps daily. Sometimes multiple times a day. It is such an easy way to get everything off your mind and onto paper. Check out my brain dump post for your own template and how-to guide!
2. Breathing Exercises, Meditation, or a Quick Yoga Flow
This one only takes 1 minute! You can do breathing exercises anywhere, or even just taking a few deep breaths can reset and overwhelmed brain. I like to use the free version of Meditation Studio for a quick break or to fall asleep. If you have more than a few minutes, Boho Beautiful on YouTube is the only yoga I can stick with!
3. Get Outside, Go for a Walk, Get Fresh Air
Oh, fresh air. Natures natural antidepressant. Go outside and be mindful. What do you smell? What do you feel? What do you hear? Is it cold? Warm? Are the birds chirping? Remove yourself from your current overwhelmed mind and be present with nature.
4. Take a 15-Minute Break
Lay down, scroll on your phone, chat with a friend, vent in a trusted Facebook group (if you need one, I have my Chaos Made Easy Mom Group for this exact purpose!). Take a break to do something that can let your mind rest and reset.
5. Change Tasks and Set a Timer
I know I work better in short increments of time. Setting a timer helps me know there is an end to whatever I am doing if I am feeling overwhelmed.
I recently planned out my blog content for the next 3 months and plan out my week every Sunday. Having everything on paper takes it off my mind and frees up space for things like patience. 😉 Check out my post on doing a time audit. This will help you analyze all of your re-occurring to-do’s and get everything scheduled, including the time to rest!
7. Make a To-Do List
I LOVE to-do lists. How do you even function without one??? Haha. But seriously, within my weekly planner, I make a to-do list for each day and add/remove as needed.
8. Talk to a Friend and Vent
It’s okay to complain and have moments of negativity. We are human!
9. Focus on Gratitude
I like to start every morning by just saying “thank you” and taking a deep breath in. I am alive, I have an amazing family, safe home, etc…
10. Take a Day a Be in a Funk
This is some of the best advice my sister has ever given me. When something crappy happens, she always tells me; take a day, be mad/upset and move on. Allow yourself to feel the feels and be pissed. Give yourself time, and then get back to it the next day!
In Conclusion…Get Out of Your Funk Mama!
As a mom, it can be easy for overwhelm to take over and get into a funk. Losing motivation, feeling major burnout, exhaustion, guilt, anxiety, etc… is, unfortunately, part of the game for our generation of adulting. Is this okay? No. But I do think it is reality. The good news is, we CAN improve our moods and become our effective, happy, somewhat sane selves again with a few our handy toolbox of self-improvement hacks.
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How do you overcome mom funk and burnout?