Monday, 13 April 2020

Lighten Your Mental Load by Amy Thornton + #Giveaway

Lighten Your Mental Load by Amy Thornton
Published in America by Tell-Tale Publishing in January 2020.

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:
• Home
• Shopping and Meals
• Marriage/Partners
• Children
• Pets
• Transportation
• Career
• Birthdays, Celebrations, Holidays, and Vacations
• Volunteering, Church Activities, and Hobbies
• Caregiving
• Retirement

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.

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

Enter the Giveaway!  

Win 1 of 3 print copies of Amy Thornton's LIGHTEN YOUR MENTAL LOAD, or a $25 Amazon Gift Card
(USA & Canada) (4 winners) (ends May 8)

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  1. Thank you for featuring my book today! I hope it helps millions around the globe lighten their mental labor.

    1. I think this book could be useful to lots of people :-)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this timely self-help book to help us all learn tricks and tips to lighten the load.

    1. This does look like a valuable resource to help prevent people from becoming overwhelmed

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    1. I agree! When people are already struggling, the current situation could well be just too much to cope with