Experiencing a mental load?
A lot has been written about the mental load over the past two years, with many confusing the mental load with household labour – cleaning and cooking or caring for loved ones. But, the mental load is actually so much more.
Many define mental load as the combination of two types of work or labour: mental labour and emotional labour. The mental aspect of the mental load involves the scheduling, planning, and organising required to support the smooth operating of families and single individuals.
The mental work becomes a mental load when it has an emotional element – for example, when there is worry or stress attached to these tasks.
All these emotions can have a direct impact on your health and emotional wellbeing. For example, stress can affect youin many ways, including increased worry, lack of sleep, and mental fog.
You can suffer from any, or a combination of, these stress symptoms at any given time.
For centuries, herbal remedies have been supporting the body during times of stress. One particular herb that is known to help the body adapt to stress is ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is also known as Indian ginseng and has been called the king of Ayurvedic herbs for its adaptogenic benefits.
Thompson’s Ashwagandha Complex Stress + Focus* is formulated with an herbal blend of ashwagandha and bacopa to help the body adapt to stress and to help support brain performance, mental clarity, and focus.
Thompson’s Ashwagandha Complex Stress + Sleep* contains a combination of the traditionally-used herbs, ashwagandha, passionflower and lavender, to help during times of nervous tension to support sleep onset and sleep maintenance.