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🎗 Awareness 🏡 Home 🗂 Productivity 🥗 Wellness 🧗 Growth 👨👩👧👧 Family 📚 Book Recommendation
👨👩👧👦 “It’s not that you don’t love your family—of course you do.” “I know you’re grateful for them every day. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. That tired feeling sits heavy on your bones. And there are many moments when you feel so close to burnout.” Read 17 important habits to help you avoid mom burnout
🥗 Wellness isn’t what it used to be. Are we headed in the right direction? “Everyone and their mom has a new product that will be the key to eternal wellness. It can be overwhelming, overstimulating and quite honestly, infuriating.” Read Wellness Burnout (Has Wellness Gone Too Far?)
🎗 Is your compassion as a mom running on fumes? “Children’s need for emotional support occurs many times per day which makes care giving really intense. As mothers, we’re ready to dole out empathy all day every day and we believe we should never run out of cares to give.” Read Can Moms Get Compassion Fatigue?
🧗🏽♀️ Is there such thing as too much personal development? “I’m here to say that if you relate to this, you’re not alone. There’s a fine line between personal development and self improvement burnout.” Read Are you suffering from personal development burnout?
🏡 Do you suffer from housework burnout? “I think one of the biggest problems in keeping up on daily housework is the sheer never-endingness of it.” Read 6 Tips to Defeat Housework Burnout
🗂 The burden has officially become too heavy. “Women in the workplace have always carried a larger burden when balancing work and home responsibilities. The additional pressure brought about by the COVID-19 crisis has made that weight harder for women to bear.” Read Why female employees are burning out at a faster rate than men
📚 Book recommendation | “Do you feel like your life is an endless to-do list? Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram because you’re too exhausted to pick up a book? Are you mired in debt, or feel like you work all the time, or feel pressure to take whatever gives you joy and turn it into a monetizable hustle? Welcome to burnout culture.” Read Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen
🤓 On my nightstand… “Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world are two very different things—and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between them.”Read Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily & Amelia Nagoski