As a self-employed attorney I know fully how busy and demanding women's schedules can be. It's important to fit in self-care, but also hard to figure out how and when. Sound familiar?
I don't know about you guys, but TBH I've been feeling.burnt.out. And I know I'm not alone.
If you don't already know, even though I just moved to Round Rock, Texas, I'm still the current President of Mental Health America of Abilene (over three hours away) because my Board is incredibly kind and understanding and wanted me to finish out my year, even if its just electronically. We do a fall mental health educational symposium for the city's therapists and counselors (and the public!) each year. At our meeting this last week, we discussed our symposium's theme for this year: BURNOUT.
Across the board, the therapists, mental health professionals and advocates all agree that burnout is occurring to everyone - no matter social status, class, gender, race, age, etc. The pandemic still isn't completely over and its thrown a thick fog on top of everyone, women especially.
Ever feel tired just from thinking about having to "be on" or be "super friendly" to the other moms at the pick up line? Or maybe its the worry and anxiousness you get before you host a dinner party that your spouse, definitely doesn't feel. That's called emotional labor. And we woman have the heaviest load.
I've been diving into self-help and self-care lately because TBH I'm a #LUSH and love pampering myself + have BEEN FEELING the effects of burnout lately. FOR REAL. And you guys get to prosper in my reserach.