It’s no secret that moms often take on the mental load for the whole family, putting the needs of everyone else before themselves. But what is this doing to mothers’ mental health? A staggering 66% of parents surveyed recently by researchers at The Ohio State University say that they are experiencing parental burnout. Not surprisingly, being female is one factor that was strongly associated with experiencing this phenomenon. Stress as a parent is normal and expected. But when daily stresses begin to affect how you function, you may be dealing with something more.
So how can moms avoid or reduce burnout? There is no easy solution, but there are strategies that make a difference. Consider the following next time you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed and need to take some time for yourself.
This Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of taking stock of your own emotional health and stress levels. Seek help and/or simply give yourself time to relax and recover. Remember that even if you feel alone, all moms are in this together. If you’re feeling parental burnout, reach out. Keep asking. We are here to help and so are many others too.
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