DENVER – As a mom of three and founder of her own private practice therapy business, Dr. Sheryl Ziegler knows what it’s like to be busy. But being busy is entirely different from being burnt out.

It’s something she noticed with the mothers who would seek her help as a psychologist, leading her to coin the term “Mommy Burnout.”

In her book Mommy Burnout, Ziegler writes that some of the symptoms include:

• You have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

• You beat yourself up for parenting decisions

• You dodge your friends’ phone calls and just text instead

• You feel like you’re in a bad mood or snap at your kids often

• You’re tired ALL THE TIME

Ziegler, the founder of The Child and Family Therapy Center at Lowry, writes of ways that parents can take care of themselves, to recover from burnout. Her “Prescription Plan” for mommy burnout includes connecting (or reconnecting) with new (or old) friends and not being afraid to ask for help when you need it.

To hear more of Dr. Ziegler’s advice (including why it’s OK for parents to relish in solo trips to places like the dentist’s office), click the video box. To learn more about Dr. Ziegler and her book, Mommy Burnout, click here: