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Depending upon where you live in the state, your local schools may or may not be readmitting kids back for in-person learning soon. As we’ve learned over the past year, this very may well place more of a burden on the woman of the household, especially if she is trying to juggle her own work responsibilities.
In an article posted on the American Psychological Association (APA) website, written by the APA Committee on Women in Psychology, the authors point out that “Workplaces often place a disproportionate burden on female workers. That includes workloads as well as emotional and relational labor within the workplace.” They go on to say that “Currently, women of all racial backgrounds are in the workforce. However, this has increased responsibilities for women — both working professionally and still largely carrying the burden of work in the home. These dual responsibilities can increase stress, compromise physical and emotional health, and lead to burnout and lower work productivity.”
If you’re in that situation, there are proactive steps you can take to strike a healthy work-life balance. These include:
- Adapting your attitude
- Engaging in self-care
- Becoming more organized
- Staying connected
- Involving children in your planning
For a more in-depth discussion of each of these action steps, see the full article here.