Brigid Schulte is an award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and Washington Post magazine. She was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize. She is also a fellow at the New America Foundation. Brigid is a regular contributor to the She The People blog and has written for Style, Outlook, and other outlets. She writes about work-life issues and poverty, seeking to understand what it takes to live a good life across race, class, and gender. Her recent book is called “Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time“.
In this episode, Eric and Brigid discuss the common struggles and strategies for dealing with being overwhelmed.
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Brigid Schulte and I Discuss Strategies for When You’re Overwhelmed and…
- Her book, Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
- Defining “The Overwhelm”
- How our perception of time and stress negatively affect the brain
- The internal and external pressures to do too much.
- The history of leisure and idleness and how it is now
- The two qualities of leisure: choosing the activity and having control of your time
- Contaminated time is when you’re caught up in your thoughts
- Mindfulness as a powerful tool to deal with overwhelm
- The challenges and learning to handle ambiguity
- Broadening our perspective when managing time
- The importance of planning the most important tasks in our life first
- Pulsing is the practice of managing work cycles
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