Parenting and Academia: Managing the Mental Load

with Dr Desiree Dickerson

Monday, 20th March 2023 at 12:00pm

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Parenting and Academia: Managing the Mental Load
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Parenting and Academia: Managing the Mental Load

How do we juggle work-life balance when “life” comes with such a huge mental load? When the family to-do list is three times as long as the work to-do list and it seems you are always the one that has to remember everything? The thinking part of having children is permanent and it is exhausting. How can we thrive at work while navigating the worry and guilt of managing a family at home? How do we learn to share the planning and management of our homes effectively instead of just delegating tasks? It is possible. In this webinar we will:

  • explore what mental load is, how it manifests in our daily lives, and why it’s harmful
  • learn to check in with our expectations
  • learn to decontaminate our time so that we can be more effective in our work and more present at home
  • identify worry and self-doubt loops and how to stop them
  • learn to zoom out to fit everything in
  • explore mindfulness and self-compassion as tools to help us be present

Date: 20th March 2023

Time: 12:00-13:00

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Starts: Monday, March 20th 2023 at 12:00pm
Ends: 1:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: March 20th 2023


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