The average parent is said
to get around just five or six hours of sleep per night, which is quite a large
amount below the recommended seven to nine hours for the average adult. As
such, there is no escaping the fact that parenthood comes with its fair share
So, how do you fight the
exhaustion, especially when you are required to function optimally both at home
and at work? Here are some tips to help you keep going.
Pay attention to your diet
It is true that certain foods can help to
fight fatigue as much as other foods can simply make it worse. As a
rule of thumb, do your best to steer clear of processed foods and focus more on
eating fresher alternatives, especially in terms of fruits and vegetables.
Other great foods to include in your daily meal plan are lean meats, complex
carbohydrates, whole grains, nuts, oats, and chia seeds.
Consider IV therapy
Sometimes the regular ‘pick
me ups’ won’t do the trick. In these instances, you may need a bit of extra
help in the form of IV Therapy. This therapy is designed to maximize hydration,
all the while aiding you in filling up on the vitamins and minerals necessary
to get rid of ‘tired parent syndrome.’ Reset IV in LA is just one of the
reputable companies offering this type of therapy. Nurses come straight to your
door to administer the therapy whenever you need it. You will be amazed at how
quickly you will feel rejuvenated.
Give yourself a break
It is truly impossible to do
it ‘all’ when you have kids, especially when they are still infants or toddlers.
Some days you just won’t get to that pile of laundry or the dishes in the sink.
Other days you simply won’t perform at your optimum at work. Then there will be
days where you will lose your temper faster than usual. Give yourself a break.
You are doing your best, and nobody expects perfection from you or anyone, for
that matter – parent or not. So you definitely shouldn’t expect it of yourself.
Ask for help when you need it
That old saying ‘it takes a
village to raise a child’ rings true with most parents. Therefore, if you have
a great support system of grandparents and friends who love your kids like
their own, use it! Even if it only means heading out to the store on your own
or heading to bed to sneak in a half an hour nap. It could be just enough to
help you keep going that little bit longer before bedtime!
Visit the doctor
Parenting can take a lot out
of you. If you are constantly feeling exhausted or you are suffering from
migraines or any other health concerns, visit the doctor for a
check-up. You never know when something bigger than just a
lack of sleep is at play. Take care of your health so that you can take care of
Finally, make time for
yourself and for your partner. ‘Me-time’ is at the heart of feeling refreshed
and rejuvenated regardless of whether or not you are able to get a full night’s