Burned Out During Pregnancy

Let’s have a real moment for a second. Pregnancy in itself is such a HARD TIME in any woman’s life. On top of all the physical changes, we deal with the emotional changes fueled by hormone surges and often times these hormone surges can impact our daily lives. Ever heard of the term baby brain? Our physical body has now produced up to 30% more blood volume, and sadly a vast majority of it doesn’t seem to help us power our brains.

There’s also societal pressures. We’re still pushed to be the best we can be at work while still being the best we can be for our new baby growing inside of us. There’s judgment around every corner, and people will whisper about every choice we make.

Lately, I’ve been overly ambitious. My mind is going a million miles an hour. I’m trying to maintain my home daycare business which is a top priority, because these children depend on me every day for guidance, education and entertainment. I’m trying to keep their attention and challenge them with new and exciting activities every day.

In addition to this, I’m trying to write two separate books: a fiction novel, and my family history compilation. Both of these projects require an equal amount of effort, but they both challenge different areas. Genealogy is still a huge part of my life, and one of my greatest passions, but it takes a back seat compared to raising my family.

In addition to both of those, I’m also dedicated to coming up with creative content for my website, and subsequent companion social media profiles on Instagram and Pinterest. I have a Facebook page as well, but it’s a lot more challenging to maintain.

And on top of all of that, I’m trying to accomplish everything I need to do for my family. I’m currently renovating a nursery space for my son, helping my daughter accomplish daily goals and activities, taking care of my home and completing grocery shopping and other household requirements. It gets busy!

My self care is beginning to slip a bit. I’m trying to remind myself to take a few moments just for myself to read a new novel, or organize the photos I recently printed into my daughter’s album, or just take some time and watch some tv. It’s so important to take care of yourself!

I don’t want to burn out. All of these projects I have on the go are SO IMPORTANT to me, and I’m nervous that I may burn my already physically tired body out. How do you cope with stress? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments down below.

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