2. Don't be afraid to do nothing.
American humorist Josh Billings said something over a century ago, and it still remains today: "Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take." Advice is hard to take, but so easy (and often fun) to give. But, when it comes to parenting advice, most mamas are all ears. We're always ready to get the best tips on how to raise happy, successful humans.
That's why we looked to the parenting threads on Reddit where mamas discuss their cures for mom burnout.
Here's the best parenting advice Reddit mamas swear by to cure burnout:
1. Hire help
2. Don't be afraid to do nothing
3. Share the load
Gives a few hours of alone time."—
4. Take advantage of nap time
5. Have a baby proofed room
6. Drink water
"Drink water. The health and beauty benefits are totally worth having to pee." —apotatopirate
7. Encourage independent play
"Start teaching your child how to play alone. Maybe with a kitchen timer and start with small increments of time. They can play by themself for X minutes and then when the timer goes off, you play with him a little. Gradually increase the amount of time as you go. While they are playing, do something for yourself." —Domina_Mollia
8. Take a shower—alone
"My self-care consists mainly of uninterrupted showers! My husband knows that's my tiny slice of sanity." —moondruidmum
9. Find a quiet place
"Sometimes my self-care is as simple as going through the drive through at Starbucks, parking on a quiet street somewhere and watching Netflix on my phone while I drink it. I also enjoy baking, walking around places like Hobby Lobby or Target, or just taking a long bath." —MrFoxSox
10. Put on some music and let go
"I like to turn on Beyoncé and bake cookies while dancing and singing along." —MollyStrongMama