The mental load is that never-ending to-do list that runs constantly in our minds.
It’s the mental energy we spend scheduling, meal planning, juggling work and household tasks — that fills up the valuable space in our brains. It turns out, the brain has capacity constraints! Of course we feel this. For many, it’s the cause of overwhelm and sleepless nights.
It’s waking up in the wee hours trying not to forget that ‘one thing’ we needed to do. The brain can’t ‘store’ the large list of to-do’s we deal with at the same time.
Moms are under a crazy amount of pressure. In most households we still own the oversight and planning for the family. Throw in a full-time job and it can quickly become a recipe for ongoing anxiety.
At Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs we delve deeply into what causes the mental load for Moms and ways to minimize, with many research based articles and expert interviews. Visit http://www.momshierarchyofneeds.com to learn more.