As a mom, all too often you come last — after the kids, your partner, your dog, your job, you name it. And even though you might feel like you're at the very bottom of the totem pole, you may still feel like you need to do more.
Welcome to mom burnout. While it's not a clinical diagnosis, there's no denying it exists. "Burnout is the experience of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you have to do, and somehow you're still worried that you're not doing enough," says Amelia Nagoski, co-author of Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. Sound familiar?
Luckily, there are ways to address this common condition. Here, the telltale signs and the simple (but not necessarily easy) changes you can make to get your physical and mental health back to a better place.