New research demonstrates parental burnout has serious consequences. As defined by the study, burnout is an exhaustion syndrome, characterized by feeling overwhelmed, physical and emotional exhaustion, emotional distancing from one’s children, and a sense of being an ineffective parent.
Research shows that entrepreneurs are more likely than most to suffer from mental health conditions—a factor of their high-stress jobs and the psychological traits that steer people toward starting a business in the first place.
As a mother, you may be used to putting others before you, and that’s a beautiful quality. Unfortunately, when you continue to do that, your mental health and well-being can suffer. That’s why it’s crucial to take time to engage in activities that make you feel good.
Thrive Global is based on the truth that work and life, well-being and productivity, are not on opposite sides—so they don’t need to be balanced. They’re on the same side, and rise in tandem. Increase one and you increase the other.