On the day I recorded this episode, late last week in real time, I had a moment, at about 10 AM, where I realized I ought to be in about three different places… All at exactly 10 AM.
That's when my heart started racing.
Then, when I looked around my home and realized all that still wasn't quite done, or not even started yet… and then I realized I was still in my pajamas… The complete and total futility of the season slammed into my brain.
As I've often said on the show, that was "Mom Karen" – Time to go and get some advice from Podcast Karen!
So, I dropped everything and recorded this show about dealing with burnout.
And I just want to give a special thanks in here for thirteen-year-old Jason Kolp (who shares great advice about how to help children with their fears, back in episode 193). He's the one who really helped me figure out what to focus on first.
He told me to go and help you, which is exactly what I did.
I hope this episode helps you, as much as it helped Mom Karen : )
For a quickie breakdown of the three steps to alleviating burnout, plus key links and to watch the video I made about handling holiday kid craziness, go to weturnedoutokay.com/204. Happy listening!