On an average day, if you ask me how I am doing, I’ll usually respond with “Good. Busy!” Busy has become my go-to state, the norm for so many women around the world. Be it kids, your career, your attempt at a hobby or side-hustle, keeping fit, eating healthy, or tackling your to-do list, it genuinely feels like our lives are busier than ever. And I don’t like it…
So imagine how much I resonated with the cover and title of the book Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time. The cover itself is a work of art, scribblings of the ongoing to-do list that millions of women are trying to tackle daily.
I was so honoured that the author, Brigid Schulte, agreed to join us on the podcast. Brigid talks first about how we got to the state of becoming so overwhelmed in the first place, then we tackle tangible, actionable ways that women (and men!) can gain back control of your life while increasing satisfaction.
My big a-ha moment from the interview was when Brigid was sharing the science on how perceived stress is as damaging to our health as actual stress. The same with our perception of how busy we are. Folks – perception is something that we can work on shifting. I’m not saying it’s easy, but we can actually work on this and make major improvements to our lives.
If you want to delve deeper into the science and the case studies, I highly recommend that you check out Brigid’s book below.
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Next time on the podcast we’re joined by blogger and tiny house dweller, Jenna Spesard of Tiny House, Giant Journey.