3 stress management tips for parents, from experts

The word 'burnout' is usually associated with career-related stress. But the often invisible work of parenting can take just as much of a toll on mental health as a paid job. In fact, 62% of parents feel burned out by their responsibilities as parents. according to a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

This burnout can lead many caregivers to isolate themselves because they don't feel like they have the energy to maintain relationships outside of their family. According to the research, two out of three parents sometimes or often feel lonely due to the demands of parenthood.

“When we run out of energy, we withdraw,” Mercedes Samudio, a licensed clinical social worker and founder of Shame-Proof Parenting, a company that provides mental health care to parents, told CNBC Make It.

To combat burnout at home and in the workplace, follow these three steps.

1. Leverage your support system.

Talking to a friend or family member about your feelings of exhaustion or loneliness can help you feel supported.

Sam Carr, a self-described 'scientist of loneliness' and professor at the University of Bath, says many people suffer more because they try to wish away or ignore feelings of loneliness.

“There is a potential for connection in loneliness,” he told CNBC Make It. “It gives us the opportunity to have compassion for each other, to embrace each other's vulnerability.”

There is a potential for connection in solitude.

Sam Carr

professor at the University of Bath

2. Set realistic expectations.

Make sure your to-do lists match your energy levels.

One way to put this into practice, Samudio said, is to write down your goals and reassess them every week to see if they're working or if they need adjustment.

Holding yourself accountable to an unrealistic to-do list will only increase your burnout.

3. Take small moments for yourself.

Related Posts

  • World
  • May 16, 2024
  • 17 views
  • 4 minutes Read
Trump Camp is reportedly 'annoyed'. Biden called his debate bluff

As Americans head to the polls in 2024, the future of our country hangs in the balance. At HuffPost, we believe that a free press is crucial to creating an…

  • World
  • May 16, 2024
  • 12 views
  • 2 minutes Read
Three people died in a small plane crash in Tennessee that left a field of debris half a mile long, officials say

15/05: CBS Morning News 24:11 All three people on board were killed Wednesday when a small plane crashed near Franklin, Tennessee, authorities said. The single-engine Beechcraft V35 crashed around noon…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You Missed

AI models have favorite numbers because they think they are people

  • May 28, 2024
AI models have favorite numbers because they think they are people

“Other” Celtics still have more work to do, but so far they have passed every test

  • May 28, 2024
“Other” Celtics still have more work to do, but so far they have passed every test

New lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania to prevent mail-in ballots from being thrown out

  • May 28, 2024
New lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania to prevent mail-in ballots from being thrown out

'When Calls the Heart' actress Mamie Laverock on life support after falling from balcony

  • May 28, 2024
'When Calls the Heart' actress Mamie Laverock on life support after falling from balcony

Ryan Salame, part of the 'inner circle' at the collapsed crypto exchange FTX, sentenced to prison

  • May 28, 2024
Ryan Salame, part of the 'inner circle' at the collapsed crypto exchange FTX, sentenced to prison

US court will hear challenges to a possible TikTok ban in September

  • May 28, 2024
US court will hear challenges to a possible TikTok ban in September

OpenAI forms a safety and security committee as concerns about AI grow

  • May 28, 2024
OpenAI forms a safety and security committee as concerns about AI grow

LIVE UPDATES FROM INSIDE TRUMP TRIAL: TGP Contributor Paul Ingrassia Reports from Inside New York Show Trial – Closing Arguments Scheduled for Today | The Gateway Pundit

  • May 28, 2024
LIVE UPDATES FROM INSIDE TRUMP TRIAL: TGP Contributor Paul Ingrassia Reports from Inside New York Show Trial – Closing Arguments Scheduled for Today | The Gateway Pundit

Nicole Brown Simpson's sisters reflect on their abusive relationship with OJ Simpson ahead of the 30th anniversary of the murder

  • May 28, 2024
Nicole Brown Simpson's sisters reflect on their abusive relationship with OJ Simpson ahead of the 30th anniversary of the murder

Michael Jordan and Woody Harrelson: Tales from the Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend

  • May 28, 2024
Michael Jordan and Woody Harrelson: Tales from the Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend

10 Tips For Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur in 2024

  • May 28, 2024
10 Tips For Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur in 2024