Hey Exhausted Mom: 3 Ways to Stay Feeling Awesome

It’s amazing how much we do as women, isn’t it? We are wives, homeschooling moms, mompreneurs, and so on. If you take any moment and think really deep about it, I’d say we’re pretty flippin’ awesome!

The truth is, we don’t always feel awesome, do we?

I admit that I deal with moments of feeling inadequate, insignificant, and/or misunderstood. But, in order to stay feeling awesome, a mindset shift HAS to happen or you and I both will be wading in the exhausted water a lot longer than we need to.

I have tested and tried three amazing ways that will help you shift from exhausted to awesome, and I want to share them with YOU!


This can be equivalent to self-care, but on another level. I’m talking about taking inner inventory or doing what I’m going to call a deep diagnostic scan. Scan yourself emotionally, mentally, and physically.

Often times we have some deep rooted stuff that is the primary cause of why we’re exhausted and feeling less than our absolute best. There are times where my emotions were out of whack because of *cough* hormones *cough*. In these moments I have to embrace them and actively choose to not let them rule me. I know, I know. It’s a part of being a woman, but sometimes I just want to say uuuggghhh to that!

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Mentally speaking, sometimes it can be the thoughts running through my head. If I’m thinking about negative things, it never fails that I end up putting out and attracting negative vibes. No bueno! Think and meditate on the positive and without a doubt, you will output that (and get it in return).

Something else I’ve realized is if my nutritional intake is not up to par, rarely will I be either. Yep, this means drinking enough fluids (particularly water), eating a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables, and getting as many natural vitamins as possible. With the warmer weather finally coming, lots of outside time gives me a physical boost too!

What does your self-check reveal? Regardless, don’t ignore the warning signs and make any necessary changes!

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Think about your family dynamic. Who are the members in your family? What are the interactions you all have with one another? Are their peculiar patterns that have developed over time?

Now think about the positive and helpful dynamics within that. It could be the way your kids play together, or how the older sibling effortlessly helps the younger. It could be the spark in your eyes when your husband arrives home from a long day of work. Or, how does it feel when you see the happiness of your child who just accomplished something?

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Remembering and thinking on these lovely thoughts have power behind them. On a biological level, having positive thoughts actually stimulates the growth of nerve connections. It increases mental productivity and improves your ability to think.

Not to mention, it affects your view of surroundings, which is key to helping you snap out of feeling anything less than awesome.

When you think about your family, what makes you smile? Cherish those moments!


I talk to a lot of people, but I have very few friends. Although the word friend gets tossed around and labeled on any and everyone whom most people come in contact with, it’s finding those few friends that are reliable, dependable, and burden bearing.

When you have that connection with someone they help you feel better in those exhausted, overwhelmed moments. They are there to tell you the truth, but also boost you up!

Having a mom tribe that you can count on is definitely a great way to stay feeling awesome!

Who’s in your mom tribe? How have they helped you stay feeling awesome?

My three not-so-secret ways to feeling (and staying) awesome isn’t rocket science. It’s taking life by the reigns and going along for the ride. If I could offer one last piece of advice… go with the flow and don’t be afraid to adjust according to the season you’re in!

CHIME IN: I’d love to hear about what your self-check reveals, how your family makes you smile, and who’s in your mom tribe that helps you stay feeling awesome! Comment below!

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Tara

    These are all great reminders!

    1. Michelle

      Thanks, Tara! Do you have any ideas to add?

  2. susie liberatore

    Self check and family are my two biggest go to things when I am feeling down. We need to make sure to take care of ourselves.

  3. Yolanda

    This gave me so much inspiration today. Lately, I’ve been exhausted and haven’t had the chance to practice gratitude as much as normal. I just love your mind and body scan concept and how you apply them to different areas of life. Thanks so much for the reminder on this. I’m going to start doing this before bed at night. Very motivational and helpful indeed 🙂

    1. Michelle

      Woot woot!! That’s great to hear Yolanda!! Keep me posted!

  4. Courtney

    Focusing on the positive really does change things. I’m constantly trying to work on this as I tend to be very cynical.

  5. fashNcurious

    Such great reminders. Love the emotional scan advice.

    1. Michelle

      Thanks! And thank you for stopping by!

  6. Anitr

    These are all really great tips! I like how you not only talked about self care, but the importance of a self check! This is equally as important and vital to our overall health!

    1. Michelle

      Yaaassss! A friend and I were talking about this and she actually raised this point… we can have all the self-care in the world and still not be any better!

  7. Emily

    These are all great tips! I have to remind myself to self-check on occasion because it’s easy to get wrapped up in work and family and forget to check on myself!

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