Several years ago, the artist Emma published a comic about the idea of “mental load.”
If you’re not familiar with the term, here’s how her comic explains it:
I mean… that’s pretty spot-on, right?
While I don’t fully agree with EMMA’s conclusion that my mental load is my husband’s fault for not “helping enough” (he’s amazing), I do think the concept is true.
We have a lot going on in our minds – even on days when our schedule is relatively light, our minds are racing with things like “order new mascara” and “renew driver’s license” and “thaw chicken for dinner.”
And while we can’t shirk responsibility, we CAN do a few things to help lighten the load a bit.
Small practices can make a big difference – so if your mental load feels especially heavy today, I invite you to try putting at least one of these practices into action.
If you do, I'd love to know! Just email me at [email protected] :)
OH! And if you're feeling super overwhelmed right now, set your timer for two minutes and try this breathing technique. I think you'll find it helpful!
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