5 ways to get your sparkle back when you’re burnt out

Last week I hit the wall.

Big time.

I was burning the candle at both ends for far too long and I reached a point where I felt completely and utterly exhausted.

I was shattered to the point that for a couple of days I found it near impossible to even crack a smile. I was so over everything that I shut down. I was running on auto pilot and I just had no feeling. I was numb.

It was nothing in particular that got me to this point, rather it was a combination of everything.

I knew I was feeling under the pump, but I wasn’t watching closely enough for the signs and before you knew it I hit rock bottom. I had completely burnt myself out and in the words of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I had the mean reds.

I like to consider myself a positive person. I am happy and friendly and love to make people smile. Being down is not me and I wanted to kick this crap feeling to the curb.

While I didn’t slip on a little black dress, a string of pearls and eat a pastry outside of Tiffany’s, I did find a few things that worked just as well to bring me back to me.

Today, I’m sharing with you five ways to bring your sparkle back when you’re burnt out.

Dance it out

Blast your favourite tunes and go crazy. Dance your pants off like your 20 year old self gettin jiggy in da club to the Backstreet Boys. Oh, and I’m making a mix tape for you by the way! It will have some of my favourite tunes I listen to when I need a bit of a lift. You’re going to want to wrap your ears around that, so watch out for it coming soon.

Laugh

I would not even be able to get through my day lately if it wasn’t for Jimmy Fallon. I absolutely love everything about this funny guy. Dave and I usually meet for dinner in front of the TV after a busy day and laugh at the pure silliness that is Jimmy. If you aren’t a Jimmy fan, can I ask you why the hell not? Okay, I won’t hold it against you if he’s not your thing, but grab hold of whatever tickles you and get your laugh on.

Be inspired

When I’m feeling low, I go searching for inspirational quotes. The Facebook page Daily positive quotes is one of my favourites. I also search on the #inspiration. You could watch an uplifting movie or TEDx video, chat to a friend who inspires you, or take a walk outside and let nature inspire you. Open your eyes to the simple things surrounding you and the beauty that lies within them.

Embrace your inner child

There is something magical about bubbles. I feel so peaceful when I sit outside in the fresh air blowing bubbles and singing a little song about bubbles while the kids run around me attempting to pop them. If you don’t have kids, buy yourself some bubbles anyway and let them work their magic on you … or you could just buy a bottle of the real bubbles and relax that way. Whatevs. The other thing I absolutely love doing with the kids is colouring in. I don’t know what it is about it, but colouring in Dora and Boots just brings me so much calm right now.

Retail therapy

Treat yourself. Hit the shops and buy yourself a new top or two or better still a new pair of shoes. Shopping is a guaranteed high my friends, guaranteed.

I should say that after realising I had burnt myself out, I chatted to Dave about how I was feeling, thought about why and how I got to this point and worked out some strategies I can implement to avoid me feeling like this again. I have also been taking time out just for me daily.

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What would you add to the list? How have you overcome burn out before?

Linking up today with EssentiallyJess for IBOT.

85 comments on 5 ways to get your sparkle back when you’re burnt out

  1. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    April 21, 2015 at 6:37 am (3 years ago)

    These are great tips Renee, I CANNOT WAIT for the mixed tape πŸ˜‰
    Feeling burnt out and that you have no more to give is such an exhausting feeling in it’s own. Recently when I felt this way I started saying No to things I would normally agree too and spent time doing activities which served no other purpose but to make me happy – colouring in included.

    You are a beautiful lady inside and out and I hope you are feeling better x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:17 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, sweetheart. Saying no is definitely a good idea. I’ve been doing a bit of that lately x

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  2. Neets
    April 21, 2015 at 6:47 am (3 years ago)

    Top of the morning to you beautiful. So sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling burnt out. It happens to all of us so you’re not alone. I like to do a 1-5 minute meditation session when I’m feeling like this and it works. I use an app called smiling minds. It’s my saviour. Oh and the retail therapy works a treat too. Happy days to you my friend and keep reminding yourself how freakin aweseome you are, because you are! xxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:17 am (2 years ago)

      Neets, thank you so much for the tip on that app. I’m going to download it today xx

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  3. Lydia C. Lee
    April 21, 2015 at 6:49 am (3 years ago)

    I like this post – I like most of all the bit about ” should say that after realising I had burnt myself out, I chatted to Dave about how I was feeling, thought about why and how I got to this point and worked out some strategies I can implement to avoid me feeling like this again. I have also been taking time out just for me daily.” That’s so touching.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:18 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Lydia. Good to have you back.

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  4. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    April 21, 2015 at 7:00 am (3 years ago)

    Oh darling heart, sorry to hear last week sucked. Glad you’ve got strategies going now. It’s so easy to end up in that burnt out place without realising it’s happening isn’t it?
    Your list rocks! I’m a lover of the retail therapy and putting on your favourite show for a little quiet couch time but the time almost definitely needs to be made to ensure it happens xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:19 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, darling. I think I’m going to treat myself at the shops this weekend and will definitely be doing some TV watching. Hope all is well with you xx

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  5. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    April 21, 2015 at 7:05 am (3 years ago)

    Oh dear, I hope that your sparkle is back. I try to carve out just a little me time each day because I know when I get really busy and I don’t do this that I end up exactly where you found yourself, burnt out beyond comprehension. And a mixed tape – wow!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:19 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Malinda. A little me time each day really is important.

      Reply
  6. JF Gibson
    April 21, 2015 at 7:13 am (3 years ago)

    Hope you are doing better this week Hun. I love all of these suggestions, also going for a walk, taking a long bath and sweating it out on the spin bike. All good. Sometimes just stopping and doing nothing can help too. Xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:20 am (2 years ago)

      It sure can, Jodi. Thank you. Love the idea of sweating it out on the spin bike. Now to just get to the gym! xx

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  7. Vicki | Style On V
    April 21, 2015 at 7:26 am (3 years ago)

    I here you and it is so important to take a little time for you. I love Jimmy Fallon he just hilarious. Last wee I started a hashtag #alittlesparkletime where I am on a mission everyday for everyone to take a little time for themselves, even a few minutes and snap a pic of how you spend your precious time just YOU. What do you think?

    I hope you have your sparkle back and look after you. V x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:21 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Vicki! And yay your comment worked. Sorry I’ve been late to start on your hashtag. It’s a great idea. I will join in where I can for the rest of the week x

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  8. Amy @ HandbagMafia
    April 21, 2015 at 7:41 am (3 years ago)

    Oh yes, been there. My retail therapy is hitting the local op shops to bag a bargain or taking a time out in a hot bubble bath.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:22 am (2 years ago)

      Amy, a hot bubble bath sounds perfect right about now.

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  9. Sare
    April 21, 2015 at 8:19 am (3 years ago)

    So glad you are feeling better and have found some “me” time.

    When I am overwhelmed with all of life’s pressures I like to ride my motorcycle. I know this isn’t an option for everyone however similar to you blowing bubbles, I get a sense of freedom the same as I did when I was a child riding my bicycle in the street. I also love to be in nature and find the bush makes me feel at home and at peace.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:23 am (2 years ago)

      Sare darling, that sounds like the ultimate. Being able to jump on your bike and take off sounds like the most freeing and relaxing thing in the world to me right now. I can see why you love it xx

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  10. Vanessa
    April 21, 2015 at 8:23 am (3 years ago)

    I overcame burn out recently by spending 4 or 5 days binge watching tv. It made me feel worse and better – it distracted me for the time and I needed that but at the same time it felt weird having not really left the house!
    I love childish things – I don’t see why we have to grow out of things like bubbles. We keep glow sticks and sparklers on hand for fun.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:24 am (2 years ago)

      Ooh great idea. Everyone needs glow stickers and sparklers. Yep, it’s funny with binge TV – you feel like a bit of a sloth afterall. It’s good to do that though. I plan to do a little of that next week.

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  11. Toni @ Finding Myself Young
    April 21, 2015 at 8:30 am (3 years ago)

    Retail therapy always works! Although I buy too much for her and not much for me. And bubbles, bubbles are fun we play with bubbles a couple of times a week.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:25 am (2 years ago)

      I’m guilty of that too, Toni. I’m always buying something for the girls and not me.

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  12. Raychael aka Mystery Case
    April 21, 2015 at 8:46 am (3 years ago)

    Can definitely relate. I recently had a week where I was barely coping and pretty much decided that with hubby away at sea, getting my three girls fed and to school was my only priority. Everything else was a bonus.

    Love all your tips, I would add hibernation mode and social media free time to the list. Sometimes you just need to disconnect to reconnect.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:30 am (2 years ago)

      Raych, great idea. I definitely want to do some hibernating. I think it’s a great idea to just stick to the basics when you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. Great tips.

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  13. Tonia Zemek
    April 21, 2015 at 9:12 am (3 years ago)

    Renee, I’m sorry to hear you’ve been feeling that way. I’m so pleased to see you found what works for you and it sounds like things are taking a turn for the better. Love your list of pick-me-ups and glad they’re doing the trick. Take good care of you – you’re such a precious part of this blogging community xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:31 am (2 years ago)

      Oh Tonia, you’re such a sweetheart! Thank you xx

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  14. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    April 21, 2015 at 9:41 am (3 years ago)

    Sleep and time out are the two things I always turn to when feeling burnt out!

    I hope you get your sparkle back and feel better soon!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:31 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Ingrid πŸ™‚

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  15. Dannielle
    April 21, 2015 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    You’re just gorgeous Renee and keeping it real which I love!
    You poor thing rock bottom is a horrible feeling, but go you digging yourself out of it.
    Can’t wait for that soundtrack you’re putting together, sounds like fun.
    I’m off to buy some bubbles, Have a fantastic week beautiful lady! xxxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:32 am (2 years ago)

      Good on you darling heart. Enjoy those bubbles. xx

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  16. Zanni
    April 21, 2015 at 9:57 am (3 years ago)

    Love that photo of you! So fun. Yes to all of the above. I would add getting into nature and reading a good novel. Both worked splendidly for me!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:33 am (2 years ago)

      A good novel sounds just like what the doctor ordered, Zanni. Thanks πŸ™‚ x

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  17. Haidee
    April 21, 2015 at 10:29 am (3 years ago)

    Popping over from IBOT and can completely relate to the way you describe feeling as I felt that way a couple of weeks ago! I dealt with it by leaving FB (which is big for me as I was a very active participant in many groups) and focussing more attention on me and less on everyone else. I then drank copiuos amounts of coffee and read a good romance/crime novel in the form of Nora Roberts. And then I drank more coffee.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:34 am (2 years ago)

      Haidee, that sounds perfect. I think screen free time is a great idea. It’s easy to feel switched on with social media all of the time. A good dose of screen free time is a good idea for everyone.

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  18. Michaela Fox
    April 21, 2015 at 11:24 am (3 years ago)

    I can relate, Renee!! I feel like I am at burnout point too. There’s so much going on in my life right now and I feel I am barely staying afloat. I like all these suggestions, particularly laughing and dancing. A good dance with the kids always picks me up. I also get out into nature, which is therapeutic for both my mind and body. Hope your’e feeling better this week x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:35 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Michaela. I hope you’re feeling better too. It sounds as though you’ve been burning the candle at both ends also. I really hope you can take some time out for yourself soon x

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  19. Karen @ Meet Me At The Watershed
    April 21, 2015 at 11:36 am (3 years ago)

    Excellent list πŸ™‚

    I hit burnout myself this week and got past it by jumping in the car and spending a few hours driving and taking photos. But I second the dance thing. Jason Derulo / that Shut Up & Dance song are practically medicinal LOL.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:36 am (2 years ago)

      Lol! That’s awesome. Jason Derulo fixes everything. I hope you’re feeling better now.

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  20. Emily
    April 21, 2015 at 11:40 am (3 years ago)

    So sorry you hit rock bottom, but glad you’re working on not hitting it again. Great tips! I love Jimmy Fallon but hubster hates him. We enjoy such polar opposite television programs that sometimes I wonder how we manage to make each other laugh as often as we do!
    Sending bubbles your way xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:37 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Em xx Hope you’re having a great week x

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  21. Mumma McD
    April 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm (3 years ago)

    These are great strategies. Love the dancing-as-therapy idea!! When I’m feeling over everything I spend a few hours in my kitchen baking something (and then eating it). Usually works a treat πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:38 am (2 years ago)

      Lol. Sounds great, Mumma McD. I quite like a bit of baking as therapy too πŸ™‚

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  22. jess
    April 21, 2015 at 12:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Some great tips πŸ™‚ I would also say hanging out with good friends, getting takeaway, and binge watching a TV show does the trick for me!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:38 am (2 years ago)

      Sounds absolutely perfect to me, Jess.

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  23. Natalie @ our parallel connection
    April 21, 2015 at 12:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Hope the bugs have left your place. I like to to either have a coffee with a girlfriend ( morning activity) or a wine its a girlfriend ( afternoon activity )….

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Natalie. I think those bugs are part of the thing that helped to wear me out. You know what a wine in the afternoon with girlfriends sounds perfect.

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  24. Deb @inner compass designs
    April 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Big hugs hon. I do all of these plus watch fave movies. And jimmy is the man, the best!!!!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:40 am (2 years ago)

      Yay another fan! I’m really looking forward to watching a good movie over the next few days.

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  25. Nikki@Wonderfully Women
    April 21, 2015 at 2:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Cranking up the volume is a favorite way for me to life my flagging spirits. Coffee and retail therapy are right up there too! Hope this week is awesome for you. xx N

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Nikki! I hope you’re having a great week too x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:41 am (2 years ago)

      I would love to do a bit of yoga again,Michelle. I’m glad you’ve found what works for you πŸ™‚

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  26. EssentiallyJess
    April 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh Renee I’m sorry I didn’t realise things were that tough. We’ve all been there. You don’t even notice you’re exhausted till your standing in the kitchen crying because you can’t remember what you were supposed to be doing.
    I hope you’ve had some time to relax and find your sparkle. We all love your sparkle. xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:42 am (2 years ago)

      Aww thanks Jess. You’re so awesome. xx

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  27. Bec @ The Plumbette
    April 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Well you know I’ve been a bit stressed lately too and I just recently thought not only have I lost my spark since becoming a mum I’m also no fun. Motherhood and life can suck so much from you can’t it? Ive had to find my sweet spot amongst the chaos. It’s not easy carving time for yourself when life is busy but I’m realising its so important to do it because so many rely on me and if I don’t look after, I can’t help anyone. I hope you feel your energy levels rise by taking time out. You really need it gorgeous after the recent weeks you’ve had!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:43 am (2 years ago)

      Oh don’t worry you are heaps of fun!!! I love your bubbly personality. You’re right though, when us mums get run down we’re no good to anyone. I hope you’re having a great week lovely x

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  28. Dani @ sand has no home
    April 21, 2015 at 7:53 pm (2 years ago)

    These all work for me, especially the dancing (and I bought new boots this week, what a difference they do make).
    Dani @ sand has no home

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:43 am (2 years ago)

      Ooh I bet they do, Dani! Yay for new boots!

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  29. Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    April 21, 2015 at 8:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I like the dancing tip … and sorry, I haven’t watched Jimmy Fallon! I did watch an Aussie comedienne recently on TV, she was also a ventriloquist, how I wish I could remember her name because I was rolling around the floor crying with laughter with her act.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:44 am (2 years ago)

      Lol. That made me smile. Ventriloquists are very funny πŸ™‚

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  30. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    April 21, 2015 at 8:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Snap, this has been me recently. In fact I had my sister’s house warming in Brisbane and I spend most of the time upset – ugh – just so zonked and overtired and was no use to anyone. A good laugh, a good sleep and a good chat. Big hugs Ren, you’re incredible with all that you do so hang in there and let go of things that can wait. Eg reading blogs xxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:45 am (2 years ago)

      Ahh you poor thing. That’s awful and so out of character for you, just like it is for me. I really hope things have picked up for you this week. Take care lovely xx

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  31. Tash @ Gift Grapevine
    April 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm (2 years ago)

    This is so me Renee – I feel burnt out about once a quarter and the things you listed really do help. I’m especially a fan of dancing it out (cannot wait for your mix tape!) and laughing (any lip-sync battle on Fallon always makes me smile – that guy is like a kid in a candy store and his enthusiasm is infectious). Other things that help me are getting to the beach. There’s something about being by the ocean that is so calming. Taking time out for me if I can makes a huge difference, whether it’s a solo shopping trip or sitting in a quiet cafΓ© enjoying a coffee. Wishing you lots of smiles and less of the burnt out feelings this year xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 6:50 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Tash! A trip to the beach or even the pool does wonders for me too. I hope all is going well for you at the moment and you’re taking time out for you xx

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  32. Lisa
    April 22, 2015 at 1:09 am (2 years ago)

    Hope you feel more energised soon. Take care of yourself. (I should take my own advice!) Must be the time of year. xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 10:43 am (2 years ago)

      Yes, please do take your own advice, Lisa πŸ˜‰ xx

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  33. Kathy
    April 22, 2015 at 8:17 am (2 years ago)

    Sorry you have been feeling so flat and not surprised you are burnt out you busy lady. Great list – dancing and laughter do it for me too (as per our little girl’s cruise). Definitely make time for you, and I’ll have to come up for a yoga/meditation session with you next time things get on top of you. X

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 10:44 am (2 years ago)

      Kathy, that would be amazing. Please let me know whenever you’re in Brissie xx

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  34. Erika @ Ever-changing Life of a Mum
    April 22, 2015 at 9:03 am (2 years ago)

    Hope your feeling more like yourself soon Renee x Sounds like you have a good strategy in place though – there’s some great advice in this post. Recently, I started listening to some short inspiring meditations aimed at mums which really lift me up, or some relaxing yoga sequences also helps me too. Sometimes I just drop everything I’m doing and spend some quality time with my girls – nothing like a bit of child’s play to take away the blues.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 10:45 am (2 years ago)

      Erika, sounds like you’re completely on top of it, lovely lady. I’m looking forward to some play time with the kids today.

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  35. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    April 22, 2015 at 10:02 am (2 years ago)

    So glad to hear you are giving yourself some time! I so needed to read this today. I just write a huge list of everything I need to do and felt completely overwhelmed. Perfect timing Renee!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 10:45 am (2 years ago)

      Ahh Lucy! You are so busy at the moment. I bet you’re to do list is a mile long. Please take a breather and look after yourself x

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  36. Sam Stone
    April 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm (2 years ago)

    I love dancing and retail therapy πŸ™‚

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  37. Nicole@ The Builders Wife
    April 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Isn’t it funny how life gives you the things you need the most, if you care to look a little. I really needed this post today, and now I am off to sing and dance my way around the kitchen in the hope of finding some sparkle. xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 10:46 am (2 years ago)

      Good on you, Nicole!! I hope you find some sparkle xx

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  38. Sally@Toddlers on Tour
    April 22, 2015 at 5:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I reckon there is nothing like a good old fashioned cry to let it all out, and then you are ready to regroup.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

      Spot on, Sally. I agree πŸ™‚

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  39. Caitlin
    April 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Really great list Renee. Dancing is really not my thing. I hope that my children suffer infantile amnesia for any of the moves I’ve busted in their presence. Apart from that, I think doing anything that makes you feel better and motivated to keep doing the work to enable change is a good thing! Hang in there, you’ll be on top of it before you know it. I bet you are going to be watching your girls like a hawk as they grow older and recognise the signs and make sure they keep their sparkle as much as possible. All part of becoming older and wiser.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 23, 2015 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

      You make me laugh, Caitlin πŸ™‚ Thanks for your support xx

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  40. Josefa
    April 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm (2 years ago)

    In its simplicity, I try to get to bed early. Even if it means dishes left undone, washing not doled…just a few hours extra by way of an early bedtime can give me the little kick I need sometimes either to avoid the burnout (if I can actually see it coming) or to get back on track – your suggestions are great xx

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  41. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    April 23, 2015 at 10:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Yep being a big kid and laughing is the only way I survive some days. I hope you are getting some rest hun and laughing lots. P. S LOVE like freaking LOVE that photo of you you big goofball πŸ™‚ xx

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  42. Tegan
    April 26, 2015 at 7:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I hit the wall last week too. A culmination of not enough sleep, crappy food and back to school stress created the perfect storm. One of the things I do is get lost in a book. It’s comforting to lose myself in a world outside my own and helps when the thoughts are racing. I hope you are feeling better this week xx.

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  43. Elisa @ With Grace & Eve
    April 27, 2015 at 1:48 am (2 years ago)

    Great tips! How hilarious is jimmy fallon?! I find even five minutes of me a day can help yo recharge and reset things – even if it’s five mins outdoors with my camera alone, reading a book, meditation or a cup of tea. So important. Hope you’re feeling much better now Renee xx

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  44. Erin
    April 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm (2 years ago)

    The two things that work for me are: get outside into nature in the sunshine, whether I go for a walk or push a child on a swing. And get in touch with my creative side, photography, writing or even watercolouring with the children. I just need to nurture myself this way.

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