Nothing can be more exhausting than being a new mum. Your old sleep routine is completely out the door and the days of having a full night sleep seem so far.
But let’s not forget being a mum is life’s most rewarding gift, and even though it does come with its challenges such as mumma fatigue, there are ways around this.
Mynder was created by mums who understands how difficult it can be to juggle their work, family and social life.
The Mynder team understand the stresses mums go through and why they simply just need a break which is why they have put together top ways on how you can overcome mumma fatigue.
1 Join an exercise class with a crèche. You get a break from your kids, get a workout to increase your energy and finally you get to be amongst other mums who are suffering from the same sleep deprivation as you. There is nothing better than knowing that others are in the same boat! Go Mummas!
2 Get your husband to help out with the nightly routine. If your hubby can look after the kids after dinner and do bath time and bed without you, you can have a few hours to yourself or even get to sleep early in preparation for the midnight wakeup from your little one.
3 Outsource or do online shopping when you can. You can get most things delivered these days so utilise sitting back and ordering whatever you need at your fingertips without lugging around your screaming toddlers!
4 Take Vitamins.
Herbal supplements are a must in my household. If I’m feeling a bit tired, I take a multivitamin to boost my energy. If feel like I’m coming down with a cold, I take a vitamin C.
5 Get a night off once in a while and do a stay-cation. Just one night away from the house/kids is all it takes to recharge your battery. So start locking down some dates in the diary for throughout the year.
6 Meditate. You may think ‘I barely have time to have a shower as if I’m going to have the time to sit there and do nothing’ … although I will admit that it can seem a little ‘back to front’, mediating for even 5 minutes a day allows us to really re-focus and overcome that feeling of utter exhaustion.6 Meditate. You may think ‘I barely have time to have a shower as if I’m going to have the time to sit there and do nothing’… although I will admit that it can seem a little ‘back to front’, meditating for even 5 minutes a day allows us to really re-focus and overcome that feeling of utter exhaustion.
7 Cut back on the alcohol. That 7’o’clock glass of wine may seem harmless but did you know it’s actually adding to your fatigue. Many people think that a little nightcap will help them sleep soundly through the night. However, alcohol’s sedative effects can actually interfere with quality sleep (No thanks!).
Mynder.com.au is run by a mum Jenny, who understands how difficult it can be to juggle work, family and social life. Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that they’ve all been there when they have needed to find a babysitter for an unexpected last-minute work meeting, for a night off with their partners and friends or they have a job that doesn’t fit in with the formal child care system. Mynder was built to solve these problems, and more.