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I’m 4 weeks pregnant and with busy season starting in full source today, I’m so nervous. I already feel tired and like my brain is not working at full capacity. Anyone have tips for first trimester during busy season?

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I blocked off 1 hr during lunch break to take a nap. It helped me stay focus during the second half of the day

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Yes 👏🏼 nap time!! I would feel exhausted at random times throughout the day - if I didn’t have meetings, I would nap. And I would also just go to bed early. Listen to you body and take the rest you need!

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