You don’t need me to tell you the importance of sleep (or if I do, you can read about it here!), especially when getting a good night’s sleep is completely out of your control.
New babies and sleep deprivation go hand in hand. But after a few months some babies settle into a gentle rhythm. Others do not… For those of you who, like me, find that getting quality sleep is still a struggle with a teething toddler, here are my sleeping hacks for when you are running on near-empty and it’s only 7am.
You can apply these tips whether you are a working mum who leaves home and goes to a job, or a working mum who stays at home caring for your children.
Plan a Gentle Day
Take the time to reassess your to-do list today. What can you remove or post-pone? You will have only a limited amount of energy today, so use it sparingly! Instead spend as much time as you can with your little one or your pet. Slow down and be mindful. Play, and laugh as much as possible. Even if it’s at something completely silly, the act of laughing will boost your immune system and relieve physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.