I’ve been an insomniac for as long as I can remember. From sitting and waiting for my dad to come home from work on 2nd shift at 3, 4, 5 to being a single mom and working 3 jobs to provide. As a new mom, I know it’s difficult to regulate sleep but if you can find ways to grab a nap here and there, it’s worth it. Even after my kids grew up, between mubering (mom ubering) I still found it hard to get sleep in. I’ve learned a valuable lesson, I may get “everything” done, but did so at the sake of my mental and physical health. Here’s a couple of tips I’ve used in the past.
Show up to Car Rider 1 hour early and take a nap. You’re on time and you get a little power nap in.
Take mini Sabbaticals each day, even if it’s just for 5 or 10 minutes. If you do this daily every couple of hours you’ve almost gained an hour of self-care.
I KNOW THIS IS EXTREME…Take the entire car seat out if your child is asleep and grab a quick nap. They can’t go anywhere and you get your rest.
Ask a friend/family to come over while you sleep and watch the kids. Your friend group is important, and it’s OK to ask for help.