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More Energy

Having not slept through the night in 6yrs I’ve got a lot of tips to share here, because I’m seriously not exhausted often, so I really know how to keep my head above water, even when I’m being woken every hour (I am blessed with rubbish sleepers).  But there are times when my energy levels go below the red line, and I have to drag myself back.  Plus, at those times it feels as though you are on the edge of something more serious, like depression, so I will touch on how to help with the emotional/mental side of exhaustion as well.

I’m doing them as weekly tips, so that I don’t get too exhausted writing them up!  This is not about sleep training tips, although I will give a few of the ideas that have helped me.  This is more about you being in a situation that means that you are exhausted and have to learn to cope with it, rather than remove the lack of sleep from the equation.

The most important thing to remember is to never push yourself beyond your limits and work WITH the exhaustion, rather than against it.

These are the blog posts that initially birthed the chapter on how to get more time in my book.  Feel free to check them out.  They will be more polished in the book and there will be extra bits, but I’ll also be adding new tips or clever products in my blog that help when I find them.

You may also find my tips on ‘healthy eating for rubbish cooks‘, weight loss, and exercise will help you as well.

Remember sometimes it’s also worth checking with a doctor if you have been exhausted for a while, it could be that there is something physically wrong with you that needs looking at.


Ten Tips On How To Take Care Of Yourself!

Posted on Mar 17th, 2014 - By MummyWhisperer - 5 Comments

I've been wondering what to talk about with the gorgeous Danny Smith on his drive time show to Radio Verulam for a couple of days. Should it be my…

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Sugar and Sweeteners are they bad for you? What’s the alternative?

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 13 Comments

This week's chat with the lovely Danny Smith on his drive time show over at Radio Verulam was about nutrition and a few things that people might not…

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Ten Top Cheap Games To Keep Young Kids Occupied Cheaply When You Are Tired

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 3 Comments

We love our kids, but it's not always easy to have the amount of energy needed to keep them occupied, especially during holidays or when we are…

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Mum putting herself first

Should Mums put themselves first a Lot, a Little, or somewhere in between?

Posted on Oct 17th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 27 Comments

  How important is it for us Mums to maintain a self of our identity after having kids do you think? How much should we be doing purely…

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Fifteen Top Tips For Getting Better Sleep For Busy Mums And Dads

Posted on Jun 20th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 7 Comments

Sleep, one of the most crucial things for our well being, but so often not that easy to come by!   I've not 'slept through the night' for…

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Exhausted Mums

Does it help to know I struggle too?

Posted on Jun 14th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 15 Comments

Does it help you when you are shattered to know that there are days or big periods of time when I struggle too? Does that make you feel better…

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Exhaustion Tips: My Top Tips For Getting Your Energy Back Fast

Posted on May 30th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

I've written a lot about how to get more energy and deal with exhaustion.  But I thought it might be an idea to write my favourite top 10 tips for…

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Agony Aunt for Mums

Problem Corner: Lost Myself and Can’t Find My Feet

Posted on May 9th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

The Problem I received an email from a Mum a week or so ago that reminded me so much of what many of us feel at times in our lives: I feel like…

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An Alternative to New Years Resolutions: Your Top 3 Life Priorities

Posted on Jan 4th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 13 Comments

I'm not a fan of New Years Resolutions, I think it's a time for a detox, clear out and rest. Goals can just add to the weight of things we don't…

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Exhaustion Tips: Alcohol

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

We moved into our town house when I just had a couple of months before Curly Headed Boy was born.  It's a crescent with 14 houses, and half are full…

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Exhaustion Tips: A Good Declutter is great for the soul!

Posted on Jul 6th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

Normally my little tips about general health are all that's been needed to boost my energy levels, but there are times in my life when more is…

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Video Wed: Exhaustion Tips: To cheer you up if it’s sleep deprivation

Posted on Jun 29th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

This week I'm combining my Video Wed with the Tips on how to deal with Exhaustion! Sometimes we are just exhausted because we are Mums.…

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Tips for Making a Monthly Plan to avoid overdoing it

Posted on Jun 24th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 1 Comment

So in my last 2 posts, we talked about embracing the exhaustion so that you can find out what caused it and then making a plan to deal with…

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Exhaustion Tips: Make a Plan

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 3 Comments

One of the worst things about being exhausted is that the overwhelm means that you can't see any light at the end of the tunnel.  But there is…

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Exhaustion Tips: Make the most of the surfacing emotions to work out what the problem is

Posted on Jun 7th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 7 Comments

When we are exhausted it does tend to also mean getting upset, grumpy, overwhelmed and unhappy.  I'm going to suggest that you make the most of it,…

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Exhaustion Tips – Always start with Physical

Posted on May 26th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 9 Comments

I'm pretty much a past master at dealing with exhaustion, having not slept through the night for 5 years.  However, it's not really as bad as it…

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Exhaustion Tips: Fresh air

Posted on May 19th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 1 Comment

You've heard it before, but you need sunlight and you need fresh air.  Sunlight gives you Vitamin D, and just being out in the fresh air reminds you…

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Exhaustion Tips: Weight

Posted on May 9th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 1 Comment

Ok so I would have hated it if someone said this to me, but I have to admit that losing a stone in weight has helped with the exhaustion.  But I was…

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Exhaustion Tips: Take a Break

Posted on May 1st, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 1 Comment

You know how strongly I feel that Mum needs to take care of herself in order to be able to look after the family?  Well, that means we need a break…

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Exhaustion Tips: Music is food for the soul

Posted on Apr 18th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

Music, it's amazing. It can literally give you energy from nowhere. Knackered in the morning? Turn on glee, Mamma Mia, or any eighties blast…

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Exhaustion Tip: Caffiene and panic attacks

Posted on Apr 11th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 3 Comments

The worst thing about being exhausted sometimes is then not being able to get to sleep.  I've got several tips on this, but the first is the most…

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Fibro fog

Turning my noisy head off

Posted on Mar 25th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

Why do people have to disagree with us or have a go at us?  Do you ever wonder?  Wouldn't it be easier or nicer if it was different?  Or if…

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Video Wed: Music To Scrub The Floor With and See Spring

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

Music is one of the biggest helpers in my life, especially when I'm knackered, and come down to a kitchen floor needing scrubbing as well as the…

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Exhaustion Tips: Go to bed early

Posted on Mar 14th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

This might sound obvious, but if you are exhausted, then you need to make a big attempt to go to bed early, and do it for several nights…

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Exhaustion Tips Starting

Posted on Mar 14th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

I'm so excited, I've been meaning to start a pile of tips on how to manage the exhaustion that goes along with being a Mum and having babies or…

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Exhaustion Tip: One Step at a time

Posted on Mar 14th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

When I am really exhausted, the problem is that being a Mum I can't stop and not do things; you know what it's like, we just have to keep going.…

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Exhaustion …. What it feels like

Posted on Jul 28th, 2010 - By MummyWhisperer - 15 Comments

I'm writing this for three reasons.  (Well, I actually started writing it 14 days ago, but have been that exhausted that it has taken this long to…

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