The mom of two joined Lo Bosworth on her podcast to talk about how she balances her busy life
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt is opening up about how she deals with her busy schedule as a mom of two young daughters.
On Tuesday's episode of Gut Feelings with Lo Bosworth, the Good Night, Sister author, 34, talked with host Lo Bosworth, 37, about how she balances her life as a working mom of two kids, revealing her biggest piece of advice for dealing with "mom burnout." Schwarzenegger Pratt is mom to daughters Eloise Christina, 20 months, and Lyla Maria, 3, whom she shares with husband Chris Pratt, 44.
"It's a balancing act and the balancing act is not balanced every day for sure. So understanding that is the number one most important thing I think we go into," Schwarzenegger Pratt began.
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"Everything in my life has to have the exact equal amount of time I have to give. My self time, my children time, my career time, my husband time, my family, my friends time. So if you have that level of pressure, it's just, it's never ending and that's exhausting and it's just not realistic," the mom of two continued.
"So taking that off the table is number one most important thing. And it's interesting because this whole idea of mom burnout or just burnout in general is a huge topic that comes up for BDA baby of wanting to talk about and wanting support in that space because moms are exhausted and they feel like they have such huge burnout of just going, going, going, and then obviously neglecting themselves or neglecting certain parts of their life in the journey of that."
Schwarzenegger Pratt noted that above all, moms should realize that many of them are also feeling the same burnout.
"And then I think just being gentle with yourself is probably the best piece of advice that I can give anybody feeling burnout, especially in the mom space, because you have kids that are needing your love and support and attention all the time, and a partner as well, and different parts of your life."
She added that it's important to realize that "you're going to be late. You're going to have things not go your way. Your kids are going to get sick. You're going to have to go to appointments."
"So being a little bit more flexible, which is something that's been hard for me to accept, because I'm very structured and scheduled and have been my whole life."
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