Draft – Cognitive Overload – What/SoWhat – PSP NET

Draft – Cognitive Overload – What/SoWhat

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Cognitive Overload

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Cognitive overload occurs when a person has too much to think about and becomes overwhelmed trying to complete multiple tasks. There might not be enough time to do everything that needs to be done or the tasks may be too difficult.

Consequences of Cognitive Overload

PSP work is unpredictable. The constant rearranging of family schedules and events to accommodate the PSP can take a toll on families causing flexibility fatigue, uncertainty, guilt and strain in personal relationships.

By clicking the boxes below or scrolling sideways, you can learn more about the consequences of cognitive overload. There is an activity in the end which can help determine where you should go next:

The below links lead to additional material where you can learn action strategies to combat it, and a couples toolkit page that will demonstrate ways in which couples can support each other when experiencing fatigue

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