7 Ways to Graciously Handle Sleep Deprivation as a New Mom

If you're home with a new bundle of joy, I know you're DYING to read through this article! But gals... hear me out! Before we get started I want you to remember this, the season you're in right now, this gorgeous, newborn phase... is just that! A SEASON. It's not going to last forever, so enjoy it.. every single moment. Even the sleepless nights. It's all worth it, promise. Now, onto my gracious tips for handling sleep deprivation as a new mama! Try one or try them all, point being, tweak and adjust until you find what works for you and remember, it's never going to be perfect (and that's okay :) ). JUST KEEP AT IT.

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7 Ways to Graciously Handle Sleep Deprivation as a New Mom

  1. Aromatherapy: Peppermint + Eucalyptus Essential Oil {Diffused or on Clothing} Aromatherapy is naturally stimulating and arousing to the body. Aromatherapy stimulates the olfactory system and allows these two powerful and rejuvenating scents (peppermint + eucalyptus)  to gently awaken and focus the body.

  2. Green Smoothies: Smoothies are an excellent way to consume an abundant amount of nutrition and hydration for the body, while gently awakening and nourishing the body from the inside, out and allowing for an abundance of energy. (Find ALL of my smoothie recipes HERE)

  3. Exercise with Baby: Whether it’s a walk outside or a quick in home exercise, get your blood pumping every single day. You’ll be stronger and have more energy because of it!

  4. Power Nap- sleep when baby sleeps: Even if it’s just for 20 minutes, a little shut eye can go a long way and will help to revive your system.

  5. Hydrate: Keep a bottle of fresh water (or freshly infused with fruit!) around the house. Staying hydrated is the first line of defense in staying awake and alert, helps your body to eliminate unnecessary toxins, and keeps your vital organs functioning at their finest.

  6. Keep Healthy Snacks on Tap: Keeping fresh snacks on tap (raw nuts, seeds, fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, homemade granola bars, etc) is key for maintaining stable blood sugar and well regulated energy throughout the day (even with the little one!).

  7. Don't be afraid to ask for help: Remember ladies, it's important to be on the same page as your spouse. Establish a healthy routine between shifts and don't be afraid to ask for help (from him, your friends, and family). Raising a child takes a village. Embrace it and flourish in this moment.

You can do it. 

Promise. 

xx ~Jennifer