I thought it would make sense to put together a burnout checklist for my homemaking binder which I use as a guide to prevent burnout.
Top 10 Ways to Prevent Homemaker Burnout
2 – Limit the number of tasks on my to – do list.
4 – Pray over my daily/weekly/monthly schedule. Ask God for direction and discernment in deciding whet should or should not be on it.
5 – Set strict work hours and stick to them whether it is housework or business related. Set a quitting time and stick to it.
6 – Set aside at least one day each week for rest.
7 – Clearly define what rest is for you.
8 – Try to find joy in my tasks, but if I can’t I need to delegate them or eliminate them.
9 – Make my health a priority. I’m no good to anyone if I’m sick or dead. Plan time for healthy meals, plenty of water, sleep and exercise.
10 – Don’t feel guilty if you’re not always Do-ing something. We keep ourselves busy to make it look like we have IT together as homemakers.
Being alone and resting is Christlike and is essential to preventing burnout. There is nothing enviable about having a nervous breakdown.