Are you feeling overwhelmed? Like you’re trying to do it all? We have taken on more things this year than we ever could have imagined. In this episode, which originally aired six years ago, you’ll find out how award-winning journalist Brigid Schulte finds the time even with overwhelm knocking at her door.
Brigid brilliantly researched, analyzed and offered up a hilarious personal confessional about the time-crunch of our modern busy lives in her book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time.
In this interview, Brigid and I discuss the topic of overwhelm from a few different angles. We’ll look at the expectations that today’s society and culture has around productivity and management of your life.
We’ll also discuss it from a woman’s perspective. Over the last 60 years, there have been huge changes in how women view (and have been conditioned to view) leisure time, motherhood, work, and productivity.
Lastly, we’ll talk about the reality of overwhelming responsibilities and how to realistically make tweaks and changes so that you can live a more meaningful life and be more deliberate about how to choose to spend your time.
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WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- The realities of our culture.
- The truth about mothering hours today versus the 1960s.
- Women believe leisure time must be earned.
- Myths about productivity in the workplace.
- The importance of sleep.
- The thing that is instrumental in finding time in our daily lives.
- How researching, writing, and testing out concepts changed Brigid’s life.
- Two takeaways for the overwhelmed woman.
RESOURCES FOR YOU
- Brigid’s book: Overwhelmed
- Brigid’s website
- Tony Schwartz: Energy Project
- Apply now for my new group: Dare to Lead™, based on the research of Brené Brown
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