Burnout – Juggling Motherhood, Wellbeing & Career
I had a conversation my friend Caroline about her experience of juggling motherhood, wellbeing and purpose. Caroline started to experience the symptoms of burnout in 2019 after the birth of her second child, which at first was overlooked by her doctors in Sweden and dismissed as Seasonal Affective Disorder, but when she asked for a second opinion she was told it was most likely to be Post Natal Depression. Eventually, after being referred to a therapist, she was finally diagnosed with burnout in 2020. In our conversation we discussed the many challenges she continues to face in trying to balance her own needs for space, sleep and purpose, with the needs of her family, health and career.