We’ve all heard the terms ‘mental load’ and ’emotional labor,’ but it’s easy to toss them around without pausing to really understand what’s happening in our minds and bodies when we carry prolonged stress with us in our roles as mothers and household managers. Today Meagan and Sarah look at the different ways stress manifests in our own bodies (and psyches), and offer concrete tips for managing feelings of burnout in a particularly challenging season.
This episode was inspired in part by a recent episode of Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast and an interview with authors Amelia and Emily Nagoski about their new book Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in this episode:
- How to Get Your Partner to Take on More Emotional Labor (Britni de la Cretaz, New York Times)
- Moms Do More Invisible Labor, But It’s Possible to Lighten the Load (Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping)
- This episode is inspired by an episode from Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us Podcast, Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle