Mom3Many women complain of being physically, mentally and even emotionally tired as a result of the wide range of duties and responsibilities they perform within a 24 hour period. They are Dog Tired=exhausted or worn out.

Women have always worn many hats simultaneously such as mother, wife, teacher, friend, employee, employer, and the list goes on. As a mother she has people depending on her. From the time she raises her head until it hits the pillow at night she could be in a whirlwind of responsibilities required to her family. And of course the younger her children are, the more hands on is required.

I remember when my children were young I was stuck in a power routine where I had to bath, dress and feed the child, prepare enough bottles or meals for the day, then pack up the baby bag and physically carry the bag, the child, the car seat and my own purse and work gear to the car. First stop was the sitters, which later became school. Then to work to begin my 9 hour day of being the best employee and supervisor I had the energy to be. At the end of the 9 hour day, I would leave work, gather my children, head home only to carry out my mother/wife duties until I went to bed. Just to get up and start the routine all over again. And today’s children have a schedule of their own, but guess who gets to chauffer them to their events? This routine can be daunting and draining.

Even though most women are destined for exhaustion, there are some things you can try to help you through the day.

  1. Elicit help-We declare ourselves as super women and make a conscious decision not to ask for assistance. You need someone to help you accomplish your day to day routine. Don’t be afraid to ask.
  2. Talk to a health and wellness practitioner and request natural vitamins and supplements to boost energy and build stamina
  3. Exercise-It has been proven time and time again that exercising increases your energy level and builds stamina. Also it releases endorphins the feel good hormone.
  4. Eat a clean diet. That refers to consuming fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods in its natural state without any tampering.
  5. Slowly decrease your sugar intake. Sugar is a substance that can spike your energy level as well as bring it down to a crash. It may help with irritability and mood swings also.

14 Responses to Dog Tired? Try These 5 Ideas to Help You Through The Day.

  1. Ahh, the sugar habit. I have it and am trying to break it.

    Any tips?

  2. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…SuperWoman! We all try to do too much, be all things to all people, and very often we are the very bottom of the barrel when it comes to filling our own needs. Sometimes UNDER the barrel. These are all great tips; one of the things I’m doing is drinking more water to get through those power drains.

    • Linda Hawkins says:

      Jackie you are so right. Too many times we try to do it all and lose ourselves in the process or as you put it “under the barrel”.

  3. Patricia says:

    I can tell the difference if I miss getting some type of exercise into a day even if it is a simple walk. That’s such a great value for me.

  4. This is great…and something that I always struggle with. I have a hard time asking for help… not only that… I get irritated when I have to ask for help. Why should I ask for help to cook dinner, dishes or the like… isn’t it OUR house and WE are eating OUR dinner… where did it become MY responsibility to do it ALL? Okay, off my soap box! lol Great tips and thanks for the helpful reminders.

    • Linda Hawkins says:

      Kristen what you are dealing with is so common in most families. Sometimes we need to allow others to take some of the responsibilities. As long as you are doing everything why should anyone else?

  5. Indira Pierrot says:

    oh I get dog tired to the point I barely have a social life anymore. Things have to change! Thank you for the tips!

  6. Vicky says:

    A great reminder. Thank you.

  7. Clive says:

    Great tips. I’m often saying to my wife that she shouldn’t try to do it all. Even I might try some of these us dads run out of energy too.

  8. MODInteriors says:

    I do struggle with the sugar with te addiction to sugar, but, I am getting better. Great tips to help me get healthy.

    Thank you for writing this,

  9. Linda Hawkins says:

    It is interesting to see that so many admit sugar is their reason for feeling tired. Now it is time to make a change.

    • Linda Hawkins says:

      I noticed the same thing. It is very difficult for people to make change especially if they like what they are doing. And who doesn’t like sugar.

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