6 June 2024 — Wellness

Understanding Parental Burnout

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Symptoms, Sources, and Solutions of Parental Burnout 

Being a parent is like being a superhero – it’s incredibly rewarding but boy, can it be tough. Sometimes, the non-stop demands of parenting can take their toll, leading to parental burnout. It’s not just the usual run-of-the-mill tiredness; we’re talking about a profound exhaustion that zaps your energy and joy. It’s like trying to run a marathon with no finish line in sight. But remember, even the Avengers needed a break to recharge their batteries.

What is Parental Burnout? 

Parental burnout sneaks up when you least expect it. The endless to-do list of parenting leads to severe exhaustion, making you feel disconnected from your kids and doubting your super-parent skills. Psychologists discovered Parental Burnout and cited it as a real condition back in the early eighties. It has been on the radar ever since, especially as the pressures on modern parents keep piling up. It’s like trying to be Wonder Woman without any coffee—tough going, right?

How Can You Tell If You’re Starting To Experience Burnout?  

Are you starting to experience parental burnout?  Do you know what signs to look for? It’s important to know the signals before you’re running on empty. Here’s what to look out for:

  • Feeling totally zapped and struggling to keep up with the day-to-day.
  • Going through the motions with your kids rather than truly engaging.
  • Ever have those days where you feel like you’re just not cutting it as a parent? That’s a sign.
  • Things like being unable to sleep, constant headaches, or your eating habits are all over the place.
  •  If you’re feeling more down, anxious, or quick to snap than usual, it might be more than just a bad day.

If any of these sound familiar, take a step back and give yourself some TLC.

Sources of Parental Burnout

Why does parental burnout sneak up on even the best of us? Well, it comes from a mix of high-flying expectations and real-life challenges:

  • The pressure to be a picture-perfect parent 24/7 is real.
  • Feeling like you’re going solo without enough backup from partners or family.
  • Trying to balance the parenting gig with work and a smidge of personal time.
  • Money worries? They add an extra layer of stress that can make everything feel more intense. 
  • Sometimes, health hiccups get in the way of being the super parent you aim to be.

What is the key to beating burnout? Finding savvy ways to manage stress and regain some equilibrium. That’s where INTU WELLNESS comes in, offering natural, holistic products designed to support your day-to-day wellbeing and help you manage the symptoms of parental burnout. Remember, it’s not about being perfect but finding balance and ways to boost what your body needs.

INTU WELLNESS was born out of the real-life hustle of two mums striving for that elusive work/life balance. Frustrated by the lack of products that truly met their needs, they rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Over two years, they poured their hearts and smarts into creating not just one but three super powders, each designed to tackle the everyday challenges that busy parents face.

Gut & Skin Rejuvenation

Our Gut & Skin Rejuvenation is more than just a supplement; it can support you in thriving, not just surviving. Scientifically formulated by experts, this premium formula is a powerhouse of 12 active ingredients, including Turmeric, Milk Thistle, Ginger, Molybdenum, and Vitamin C. It’s designed to support your gut health, reduce inflammation from stress, supercharge your immune system, and give your skin a vibrant glow. It also naturally detoxes your liver. There are very few super powders, including turmeric, that taste great, but this one is peach-flavoured and deliciously dissolved in water, added to juice or a morning smoothie.

Energy & Skin Radiance

Need a natural boost to tackle your day? Our Energy & Skin Radiance powder is a tropical treat that enhances your energy levels, supports your nervous system, and sharpens mental clarity, helping to reduce brain fog and improve memory. Plus, it’s packed with 3 grams of marine collagen, zinc, and Vitamin C to help give your skin a vibrant glow.

Formulated by experts, Energy & Skin Radiance includes a powerful blend of 13 ingredients, like Hydrolysed Marine Collagen, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and a full spectrum of B vitamins. Each ingredient is chosen for its traditional and scientifically supported benefits, ensuring you get top-quality natural support in a delicious, easy-to-enjoy form.

Say goodbye to pill fatigue with this great-tasting powder that mixes perfectly in water or your morning smoothie. Try combining it with our Gut & Skin Rejuvenation for an extra tasty and beneficial start to your day. Perfect for powering through morning routines or swapping out your afternoon coffee for a refreshing, nutritious pick-me-up.

Sleep & Skin Renewal

Quality sleep is essential for fighting burnout and waking up refreshed. Our Sleep & Skin Renewal powder is your nighttime ally, packed with eight potent ingredients like astaxanthin, marine collagen, magnesium glycinate, Lemon Balm, and Passionflower. This formula promotes restful sleep and supports overnight recovery and skin rejuvenation.

By taking it nightly, you’ll ease tension, combat free radicals, and enhance the hydration and elasticity of your hair and skin, boosting overall wellbeing. Our powder is crafted from the highest quality natural ingredients, backed by traditional use and scientific evidence, making it a superb addition to your bedtime routine.

Plus, it’s easy to absorb and has a delicious natural lemon flavour with a hint of vanilla. Integrate Sleep & Skin Renewal into your nightly routine for transformative results—wake up re-energized and ready to tackle the day with vibrant skin and a clear mind. 

Always read the label and follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Supplements should not replace a balanced diet.

1.BMC Health: A Systematic Approach to Parental Burnout and Related Factors Among Parents
2. Frontiers in Psychology: Parental burnout, depression and emotional development of the preschoolers
3. Clinical Psychological Science: Parental Burnout: What Is It, and Why Does It Matter?


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