Health Tip: Help Prevent Burnout
(HealthDay News) -- Managing all of your responsibilities at
home and work can make it difficult to find some personal time.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how busy parents can
help prevent burnout:
- Sneak in a few minutes of quiet relaxation at work, even if
it's just by closing the door and breathing deeply, or by going for
a quick walk.
- Try to arrive home happy, energetic and feeling refreshed.
- Find ways to reduce your load, such as by getting a healthy
takeout dinner a few nights a week, or by hiring someone to help
you with household chores.
- Share some responsibilities among all family members, such as
by having everyone pitch in to clean up the house.
- Accept that you can't always accomplish everything at once. Set
priorities for what's most important.
- Treat yourself to some relaxation time during the weekend,
whether it's by reading a book in a quiet room, or by going to the
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