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Podcast Episode 229: Beating the Holiday Hangover: A Mom’s Guide to Burnout

If you’re like me, the holiday season has just wrapped up, and you find yourself standing amidst the remnants of festive decorations, facing the reality of the post-holiday blues. You’ve poured your heart and soul into creating magical moments for your family. Yet, instead of feeling rejuvenated, you’re left grappling with a holiday hangover that seems to have taken a toll on your energy and enthusiasm.

It’s crucial to recognize the signs of parental burnout, especially after the whirlwind of the holiday season. If you’re experiencing constant fatigue, irritability, and a sense of overwhelm, it’s time to pause and acknowledge that burnout might be knocking on your door. As moms, we often put immense pressure on ourselves to create perfect holiday experiences, inadvertently increasing the likelihood of feeling burnt out.

As you embark on this post-holiday journey, reflect on what truly brings you joy and fulfillment. How can you incorporate those elements into your daily life? Remember, being a good mom starts with taking care of yourself.

So here’s to beating the holiday hangover, embracing the beauty of simplicity, and creating a space where both you and your family can thrive in the new year. Cheers to a balanced, fulfilling life, one day at a time. You’ve got this!

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast you’ll learn:

  • How do identify parental burnout and ways these feelings may increase after the fun of the  holiday season
  • The importance of making time for self-care and how to practically implement it into your busy schedule
  • How to avoid putting pressure on yourself to make the post-holiday era just as fun as the holidays and how to set realistic expectations
  • Ways to actually enjoy the start of the new year with your family!

Resources We Shared In This Episode:

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Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski PhD and Amelia Nagoski DMA

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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