School Holiday Struggles?
Being a parent of young children can be tough, especially during the school holidays. Their need for constant engagement and attention can take its toll, leaving you in need for energy to keep you going. If you are struggling this school holiday, read on for some survival tips!
Find healthy outlets for your child
Children need ways to expend their energy and access to free play and space where they can just be free to explore and move about. Offering such outlets is essential to living well with a high energy child. The playground, a dirt lot, parks, water play, sensory dough, giant blocks, active play games, rough-housing and bike paths, are all great.
It might sound contradictory to move more when all you want to do is to sit down and rest after a long day of work and taking care of your child, but physical activity can actually increase your energy levels.
Physical activity boosts oxygen circulation in your body, supporting energy production in your muscle cells and allowing your body to function better and use its energy more efficiently.1
It also releases endorphins, making you feel more energised.
In addition, physical activity is also shown to improve the quality of the little sleep that you get each day.2
As parents, time is of the essence. Try sneaking in some light exercises before you go to work each day or incorporate an evening walk with your child around the park to get some movement in.
Pace it out
One of the reasons for fatigue could be overwork. Being a parent requires you to be constantly multitasking - doing work, cooking for the kids, making sure that they are learning and engaged, doing house chores… and the list goes on – and sometimes that can get too much. It is important to understand that the demands in our life will only keep increasing, but our capacities are limited. Instead of trying to fulfil the unrealistic expectations we tend to put on ourselves, consider taking the pressure off by prioritising what is important. Try to streamline your list of ‘must-dos’, set priorities to the important tasks and pace out things that are less important. Focus on the little wins and accept that you will not be able to do everything in a day.
Ask for help
As the saying goes, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, and that is certainly true. Any parent would know that it takes a lot of effort (and energy) to raise a child. However, a big part that stops us from reaching out is the feeling that we would be of inconvenience to others and the fear of losing control. Asking family, or close and trusted friends to take care of your child can sometimes be tough, but it is necessary. Having someone to take your little one out for a walk or just keep an eye on them while you have a moment’s rest can make a difference between you getting through a week with energy and you struggling to the end of a week feeling exhausted.
Cut down on coffee, sugar and other stimulants
As parents, coffee and sugar are likely to be very familiar to you. Both provide a much-needed initial burst of energy for the day ahead. However, this energy boost will usually only last for a short time, leaving you with a crash that can cause you to feel completely wiped out later.3 Instead of snacking or drinking sugary or caffeinated foods, try settling your cravings with healthier options which can supply you with more sustainable energy.
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