Humans are said to be social creatures, and while socialising is fun, it also has a lot of surprising benefits. A growing body of research points to socialising as a way to boost health, increase happiness, and even prolong life. This is all the more important today, when an estimated 9 million Brits suffer from loneliness and isolation.
Being overwhelmed is seriously stressful And just like any other kind of stress it elicits one of three responses. Fight, flight or freeze. NONE of these responses is helpful to you. They are protection mechanisms that actually aren’t serving you in anyway. In fact they may be doing you harm.
How often do you get a break? Taking a break as a mum can feel not only impossible at times, but also can make you feel incredibly guilty. How crazy is that? Why do we feel guilty for looking after ourselves? Despite the worries that if we slow down or stop, everything will fall apart, taking a break is crucial for our own wellbeing.