Working Mums: Mum Guilt, Stress, Tiredness & Overwhelm

Working Mums: Mum Guilt, Stress, Tiredness & Overwhelm

Do you feel guilty for working? Do you feel like you're not doing enough when you're at work? And not being present enough at home or spending enough time with your kids? Are you stressed out and tired all the time? If so, you're not alone. Many women feel this way when they return to work after having children. In this blog post, we will discuss the challenges of being a working mum and offer some solutions to help you manage your feelings. We'll cover the use of Bach flower remedies as a natural way to help support emotional wellbeing, that can provide support for any of these situations or feelings in a natural way.

At Mindful Remedies we offer the ability to craft your own personalised remedy, choosing up to 7 remedies in a bottle. If any of the remedies below resonate with you, simply click on the buttons below each description to add them to your treatment bottle.

Mum Guilt

Mum guilt is something that almost every mother experiences at some point. Whether it's feeling like you're not doing enough for your family or that you're not the perfect mum, it can be hard to shake the feeling that you're falling short. The important thing to remember is that there is no such thing as a perfect parent. We all make mistakes and we all have different ways of doing things. What matters most is that we love and care for our children. So if you're feeling guilty about something, try to let it go. Remember that you're doing the best you can, and that's all that anyone can ask for.

The flower remedy for mum guilt is Pine. If you feel guilty, blame yourself or punish yourself, you should consider taking Pine Bach flower remedy. Perhaps you're always apologising even when you’ve done nothing wrong or you are never content with your efforts. These actions suggest you may need Pine.

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Stress from Juggling Work and Home Life

For working parents, stress is a constant companion. Trying to balance the demands of work and home can be daunting, and it's often difficult to find time for anything else. Anyone who has ever tried to balance work and home life knows that it can be a tricky tightrope to walk. On the one hand, you want to be successful in your career. On the other hand, you don't want to sacrifice your time with family.

The key to managing stress is to create a system that works for you and your family. This might involve outsourcing some tasks, such as food delivery or laundry service. It might also mean creating a schedule that includes time for yourself, whether it's going for a run in the morning or taking a yoga class in the evening. By taking some time to plan and organise, you can make sure that you're able to handle the stress of juggling work and home life.

The best Bach flower remedy for feelings of parental overwhelm is Elm. This remedy is for those who are usually very competent but feel overwhelmed by pressure and responsibility so they suddenly lack confidence in themselves. If you have a feeling of not being able to keep up, you may want to try Elm.

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Trying to be perfect

As a mum, it's only natural that you want everything to be perfect for your family. However, it's important to remember that perfection is an unattainable goal. Trying to achieve perfection will only lead to frustration and stress. Instead, focus on doing your best and accept that there will be times when things don't go according to plan. By letting go of the need for perfection, you'll be able to enjoy parenting more and create a happier home for your family.

The flower remedy for perfectionism is Rock Water. This is for people who are overly disciplined, denying themselves small pleasures and putting themselves under stress in the pursuit of perfectionism. You may want to be seen as an example and be a martyr.

Tiredness from lack of sleep and trying to do too much

Do you feel exhausted all the time and have no energy to do anything? When you don't get enough sleep, your body doesn't have time to recover from the day and recharge itself. This can lead to feelings of fatigue, low energy, and irritability. When you're tired, it's hard to focus on anything else. You may find yourself forgetting things or getting irritable. In addition, you may not have the energy to take care of your usual responsibilities. This can lead to even more stress and fatigue. It's important to take some time for yourself. Make sure you're getting enough sleep and taking breaks when you need them.

There are two flower remedies that may help in this situation. Firstly, Olive which is for physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion which comes after a long period of strain or exertion, for example a prolonged period of sleepless nights.


Secondly, Oak which is for those who overwork and don't know when to take a break, which can lead to chronic exhaustion if you ignore your body's need for rest.

More about Bach flower remedies

Bach flower remedies are a system of 38 flower-based remedies, each of which is used to treat a specific emotional state. The remedies are prepared by infusing the flowers in water, and are taken orally. Bach flower remedies can help to manage stress and other emotions by restoring emotional balance. By taking the appropriate remedy, it is possible to address the underlying issue and bring ourselves back into balance. Many people report feeling more relaxed and better able to cope with stress after taking Bach flower remedies. If you are looking for a natural way to manage the stresses of everyday life, Bach flower remedies may be worth trying.

How can I try Bach flower remedies?

Mindful Remedies was founded by Lucy Edwards, a Bach flower practitioner. Through this website you can book a consultation online with her and she will provide a recommendation based on your current emotions, make you up a personal remedy blend and post it to you. Alternatively, you can choose to self select your own remedies which you can do so on the personalised Bach flower remedy page. We've also created a page specifically for flower remedies for parents which is a honed down selection which may make it easier to select from.

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about the author

Since 2021, Lucy Edwards, a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner and the driving force behind Mindful Remedies, has connected with clients across the world. Crafting thousands of personalised remedies, Lucy has supported individuals' emotional wellbeing, shipping remedies to far-flung places like the USA, Thailand, and Australia.

Lucy is readily available for conversations, offering personalised advice to guide you on the path to holistic wellness. It's important to note that she's not only qualified but also registered with the Bach Centre, ensuring that every consultation and remedy adheres to Dr Bach’s original guidelines for expert care and efficacy.