If you have been fatigued due to the demands of caring for special needs children, you do need a break to recharge. Respites are for that purpose, but if you do not have respites available, try to get away for at least a few hours to recharge. If you have family that can help, then great! If not, switch off several hours at a time with another family with special needs children.
Reduce time on social media if you can. Frenzied texting and gaming are drains. Connect directly with a friend by talking on the phone or meeting in person.
In times past, when I needed a vacation and it just wasn’t going to happen, I psyched myself out by getting a lawn chair, a glass of iced tea or iced coffee, a book, and sat outside for a while, soaking it in. Those mini “vacations” really helped! If you can’t go out, pull a chair up to a window where the sun is shining in and do the same thing.
And don’t forget prayer and meditation. There’s a strength and refreshing that comes in those quiet moments. 😎 -Nealie