Today’s woman is sold on the idea; you can have it all. But this has transformed into an expectation; you must do it all.
With technologically becoming increasingly sophisticated, our lives should be getting easier, but this is not the case. Some are addicted to social media, and while more connected, they feel more isolated than ever. Women are feeling pressure to look thin and eat ‘clean’, while new mums feel plain exhausted as they try to be superwoman, but make it look #effortless. Women are having fewer children, later in life, but with divorce rates increasing, more are managing solo. Antidepressant use has doubled in developed countries over the last 10 years, and female suicide rates are rising. Success comes at a cost; many women burnout early in their careers.
These unhealthy expectations are driving an anxiety epidemic explored in this new series from Attitude In My Mind premiering Sunday 16th July on TVNZ 1.
Via raw and honest interviews with New Zealand and Australian women of all ages, alongside expert opinion, this four-part series delves into stress, anxiety and mental health. Directed by four Kiwi female directors, each episode focuses on a different catalyst including social media addiction, the challenges of motherhood, body image and burnout as well as techniques to live in these increasingly challenging times.
The first episode concentrates on one of the most ubiquitous causes of bad mental heath. This episode explores why social media is so addictive and what it’s doing to our mental health.
The second focuses on Motherhood, which is meant to be one of life’s fulfilling experiences, so why are mums such a mess? This episode reveals how prolonged sleep deprivation has a negative, lasting effect on our brains, and why being a mum today is harder than ever. No kidding about the sleep part.
the Penultimate episode looks at the pressure that women receive to look a certain way or be a certain shape. It looks at the effects body pressure has on women, and why it must stop.
The final episode which comes out August 6th deals with burnout, referred to as the overachiever’s syndrome. Doctors are seeing more and more young women anxious, depressed and suffering adrenal fatigue and the episode dives into why exactly.