Simple strategies to avoid mom burnout

Burn out. Have you heard this word lately? If you’re a mom, I can imagine you’re feeling this word lately. We are a year into the pandemic, our lives have been turned upside down, our kids are at home a LOT and so are we. It’s created a lot of stress, anxiety and overwhelm. After a lot of time of these three feelings; stress, anxiety and overwhelm- it leads to burn out. So, I’m gonna talk to you as Mom friends about some simple strategies to avoid mom Burnout. Ready? Let’s roll! 

First things first and this ranks in importance as number one;  get some time to yourself every dang day Mama, no exception. The qualifications that must be met in this strategy are: you’re by yourself, you have at least 20 minutes, and you’re doing whatever the heck you want-just for YOU. If you think I mean driving to the grocery store alone in the car- That doesn’t count! If you think I mean the 10 minutes that you drive to school pick up to get your kids-that doesn’t count! What does count, is alone time, doing something you want, love or find joy in for at at least 20 minutes everyday. Trust me. You need and deserve it. And If you don’t think you do- let’s chat. You need The Mama Protocol Because you can make time for you Mama and you deserve it. 

One of the top tips I’m also a firm believer in is to get yourself in a routine or (cringe if you may- a schedule)! What’s a schedule do for you? Well many things but here’s just a few to consider. You’ll have a plan for the day. I teach you all about this in the Take your day back Challenge inside The Mama Vault. You’ll know what to expect, you can plan your day which allows you more control, which helps with feeling happy and healthy NOT stressed and overwhelmed. Having a routine also has these benefits; fitting time in for yourself, allowing you to set boundaries for what you may or may not have time for and if you’re a type A personality you might just live your best life with a schedule (guilty as charged 🤣)

The next thing you can do to avoid mom Burnout is to move your body. It’s no coincidence that you always feel better after you move your body. It’s because when you move your body, your brain releases endorphins which make you feel dang good. So, the movement of what you do is up to you. But, I’ll share personally, the more intense the movement is the better I feel. So yoga isn’t really my thing- I appreciate it but if I’m feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious yoga doesn’t help me. Running, a brisk walk, a bike ride, a HIIT class do the trick!

The last strategy I recommend would be to limit your sugar intake. Many of us moms turn to Food and emotional/stress eating when times get chaotic. Ironically, what that does to us and our brains is detrimental. Too much sugar depletes our energy, makes us moody and doesn’t help how we feel about ourselves when we look in the mirror. So, instead of turning to food for comfort during stressful times, I recommend dialing in on Whole Food nutrition not sugar. Check out The Mama Protocol where I break down real food for you. Why you want to eat it, how you’ll feel amazing, lose weight oh and give you 25 meal plan recipes that are husband + toddler approved!

The Best LUNCH I've had in awhile

The Best LUNCH I've had in awhile
My little Sis lives in Denver and has recently become the best cook. So, it's been fun when she comes to visit she plans a menu and gives me a grocery list and then she cooks! Today's lunch include Chorizo fries and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. 

4 potatoes
2 lbs Ground Chorizo
Whole30 Dump Ranch
1 Red Bell Pepper Diced 
1 Yellow Bell Pepper Diced
1/2 Onion
1 packet or 12 oz of cheese (omit if doing Whole30)

Green Onions
White Onions
Sliced Tomato 

Peel and Slice the Fries and bake on parchment paper on 400 degrees for 40 minutes. At 20 minutes, flip each fry over to ensure thorough cooking. 

Fully Cook Chorizo on stovetop. In separate saucepan, saute with olive oil; red and yellow diced pepper with 1/2 diced onion until sautéed.  

Once fries are finished, top with Chorizo, yellow/red pepper and onion mix, cheese (omit if doing whole30), Raw Onion, green onion, diced tomatoes and Dump Ranch. Get to eating! YUM!