7 quick Ways to charge up and re-energize yourself when tired of parenting

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Parenting is not a humpy dory ride. It takes a village to raise the kids and if you are a stay-at-home mother, you are absolutely drained out by end of the day. However, my take away from parenting in the last three years is to take care of yourself first as you can’t serve from an empty pot. So, here are 7 instant ways I re-energize myself for the action-packed days:

Good food:

I make sure to start my day with a wholesome breakfast and a hot cup of tea. As I am prone to a migraine, I can’t afford to skip this meal as it gives me the energy to operate well throughout the day. Also, I munch on a handful of nuts every evening for that instant boost up. After a long tiring day, what keeps me going is the good food and I don’t compromise there.

Choco treat:

Yes, yes I know it sounds conflicting to my first statement but this is how it is. I grab a pack of chocolate or spoonful of Nutella whenever I am exhausted and don’t wish to wear the mommy cap. It satiates my gastronomical buds and the caffeine uplifts my mood instantly.

Nature therapy:

Nature has a magical power to soothe your soul. I go out on a walk and sit in the lap of Mother Nature and it is the best therapy for me to rejuvenate myself. I come back home with a happy mood, energized and refreshed.


I and my daughters love dancing so when they lose it completely, I turn on our favorite music and all of us shake our bellies. Call it “Killing two birds with one stone”, as it is a win-win situation for all of us. Girls become happy and I get refueled too.


Again a win-win state here, When my daughters shout their lungs out to put on the cartoon, I sit and watch their old photos and videos. All three of us enjoy them and have a hearty laugh to see how tiny they were and it also reminds me that this will not be the same forever, they will outgrow my lap soon and I will miss these moments.

Vent Out:

When nothing works, I call my mother or best friend and speak my heart out, I crib, I laugh, I cry, I share everything and listen to them and realize I am not alone in this mommy club. There are others too who are sailing in the same boat. And, it actually feels better.

Early to bed:

Not, not me! but the kids. There are days when kids get on my nerves and there is no escape. On such days, I try to tuck them to the bed an hour early and then treat myself with a home spa. Though this is a rare occasion so I settle myself with a hot shower.

So, these were my ways to re-energize myself. Would love to know yours too.

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Prerna Wahi
February 18, 2019 12:42 pm

Those are lovely tips and so new for me. Never tried nature, flashback and chocolate therapy as a break. Love them all and shall keep in mind next time I’m bogged down!

Alpana Deo
February 18, 2019 10:45 pm

Parenting is exhaustive and sometimes way more challenging than what we have dreamt for but having few tips handy always works. Flashback always brings back silliest, funniest moments.


February 19, 2019 2:54 pm

Flipping through old photos instantly cheer us up. #Momology

February 19, 2019 4:57 pm

Helpful tips. Will definitely ease out the stress of all Mom’s out there.

February 19, 2019 4:58 pm

Helpful tips. Will definitely ease out the stress of all Mom’s .

Ritu Kalra
Ritu Kalra
February 19, 2019 6:39 pm

Agree with u completely that its very important to destress oneself..For me music is the best way to destress myself…so I put on some cool music whenever I feel tired..

Pooja Budhiraja
February 19, 2019 8:32 pm

This is such a fun list to read to have me and myself time. I liked nature therapy and music

Anahita Irani
February 20, 2019 4:38 am

I lovef music and would quietly listen to tje radio to not let my daughter wake up. Parenting is tough but rewarding.

Snehalata Jain
February 20, 2019 5:53 am

This is an amazing article and yes we as parent also need some free time

February 20, 2019 6:07 am

Thanks for sharing the wonderful ways to de stress yourself.

February 20, 2019 8:19 am

Music is the best stress buster. One can surely energize the environment with music. Great pointers in the post.


Anshu Bhojnagarwala
February 22, 2019 8:27 am

Loved your tips, Vartika, especially the one where you go through old pictures of the twins. Thankfully, my daughter has passed that stage but 4-5 years ago, this would have surely come in handy. However, like you I still like to go through her old pictures and reminisce of her toddler days.

Nature walks certainly helps – I guess anytype of physical exercise helps as it releases the happy hormones – endorphins in our body. 🙂

February 24, 2019 8:27 am

Aaah! finally someone talked about food and choclates to replenish the energy reserves. I so love you vartika for telling me that I am not the only one guilty of using these as rejuvenating methods 😉

February 25, 2019 10:05 am

Natures therapy and chocolate treat works like magic for me too.
Couldn’t agree more with you.

Roma Gupta Sinha
February 25, 2019 2:41 pm

I have written in the same theme dear and I was smiling throughout the read as points are so similar, at the end of the day we are both mothers ?

February 25, 2019 6:18 pm

All of these options that you have shared is a good one, but going for a short vaccay is daifnately the best one! I am sure a lot of mom’s will have great options after reading this one.

Neha Tambe
February 25, 2019 6:20 pm

I am guilty of munching on chocolates too! I find it extremely comforting! Music too is therapy for me.

Snehalata Jain
February 25, 2019 8:56 pm

Your all points are so true, we nedd to devent our parenting tiredness by taking good masage every month

February 26, 2019 2:10 am

Great pointers. Nature therapy and music helps me unwind in this tiring journey of Parenthood. Good to know these tips which helps you keep your sanity!

Preety tiwari
February 26, 2019 5:00 am

Agree with you!! Parenting us not so easy, it takes lots of efforts and self care is at utmost priority coz if mom is not well how she will give her best to kids!?

Yogita Amit Joshi
February 26, 2019 5:22 am

Choco treat is indeed an energy booster.. for me what boosts me the most is my sons smile. Hey make motherhood easy for me

Kavita Singh
Kavita Singh
February 26, 2019 6:25 am

For me music, nature therapy and a spoonful of chocolate works the best 🙂

Gurjeet Chhabra
February 26, 2019 7:20 am

Thats ound so interesting, every mom need a break and have a great sigh to get back to race, great tips

Monika Sehdev
February 26, 2019 8:44 am

That’s a wonderful tips shared to stay Energised. Keep up the great work going Mommy ?

Zainab Raazi
Zainab Raazi
February 27, 2019 4:53 pm

One reason I don’t keep Nutella at home! I will gobble the entire jar :-/
‪Thanks for taking part in #Momology! ‬

Sonali Patil
February 28, 2019 12:08 pm

Venting out is my thing and early to bed also works well with me


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Narinder Bhatia
September 16, 2019 7:34 am

Wonderful tips. Self-Care should be the priority because only a relaxed mind and body is so essential for effective parenting. The tips you have shared would just create the right balance for a parent. I liked the “Vent Out” the most because a timely venting out with a non-judgemental person goes a long way in keeping one calm, relaxed and in control !

Rohan Kachalia
September 17, 2019 2:02 pm

I have come to this post at the right time coz after reading it I just indulged myself in a delicious choco treat.

These are such wonderful tips, Vartika and I have remembered them all for when I get exhausted parenting the kiddo.

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