Lighten Your Mental Load by Amy Thornton
Category: Adult non-fiction, 129 pages | Genre: Self-Help
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing | Release date: January, 2020
Tour dates: Apr 13 to May 1, 2020
Content Rating: PG: The author uses occasional mild swear words in the book.
Mental labor, or the mental load, involves the many — and extremely varied — tasks that are involved in managing a household and/or workplace. This topic has exploded over the past couple of years, especially for women. As stated in an October 2017 Washington Post article, “The constant stress of trying to stay organized — and to remember to execute so many tasks every single day — is affecting women's relationships with their spouses, children, friends, and colleagues. They are experiencing mental, emotional, and physical fatigue trying to stay on top of it all.”
Lighten Your Mental Load shares real stories of what this load is like for both men and women across the globe and how it originated. It offers practical advice on how to lighten this burden through technology and other methods in the following areas:
• Shopping and Meals
• Birthdays, Celebrations, Holidays, and Vacations
• Volunteering, Church Activities, and Hobbies
Finally, the book discusses ways to not add to the mental load of others and how we can more evenly distribute the mental labor between both sexes for future generations.
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Q.: Where do you write?
A.: Thanks to today’s technology, the question could almost be “where do I NOT write?” Haha!
I typically dictate my books into my iPad while it rests on a music stand. This saves my hands and wrists and helps me either stand or pace while I write. And, of course, I can adjust the music stand to sit down to take a break when I need it. I usually either write in our front parlor or my living room, as I don’t have an office in our old Victorian home.
I’ve also written books on my laptop in a bookstore, library, on my back deck, or in my local coffee shop.
My favorite spot to start each and every book, however, is my front porch swing. I start each book by creating an outline using pen and paper. For some reason, sitting on my front porch swing usually gets the creative juices flowing.
My only requirement of course is that I have to write in a fairly quiet spot. My husband will tell you that I can’t function well in a noisy environment!
I’m glad we have so many options today for writing and encourage everyone to find their “sweet spot” to help that creativity flow.
Meet the Author:
Amy Thornton Shankland, GPC, has been battling the mental load for over 29 years. She is a former Dale Carnegie instructor, has been a grant professional for 18 years, is a columnist for the Hamilton County Reporter in Central Indiana, and a wife and mother. She also published 'Joy to You and Me (At Work!)' in 2018 through Tell-Tale Publishing.
Connect with the Author: website ~ facebook ~ twitter
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