What is "mental load"?
The mental load – also known as emotional labour or invisible work – is the continuous cycle of thinking, planning and organising domestic life. It exists separately to the daily grind of housework and often goes unnoticed.
Why is mental load a problem?
It isn't. The problem is in its distribution within relationships. On average, women are more likely to do the majority of invisible work in heteronormative relationships.
What is Balance the Load?
Balance the Load is an app designed to help people take complete ownership of responsibilities, share tasks, and list their entire mental load.
How does Balance the Load differ from other planning and to-do apps?
Offload was designed and developed with the express purpose of tackling imbalances of mental load within relationships. It has been designed to be extremely simple to use on a day-to-day basis and was created to facilitate conversations around mental load as well as help with management of responsibilities.
We are developing a toolkit to empower people to solve the problem of the mental load together. If you would like to contribute, please get in touch