8 Secrets to Escape the Overwhelm [Podcast S08E10]

How to Reclaim Your Sanity

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to reclaim your sanity when you’re overwhelmed.

Episode 10

We all get overcommitted from time to time. It happens. Whether you find yourself in that place today or not, we have 8 secrets to help you better understand the dynamics that get us overwhelmed and what to do when it happens.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to know when you’ve taken on too much and need to scale back.

  • The ONE thing you can do when you don’t know what else to do (it will make all the difference).

  • How to prepare for and institute a calendar triage.

  • Something that matters more than you can imagine, but gets less attention than it deserves. (Fix it and you’ll be on the fast track out of overwhelm!)

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: Have you ever felt overwhelmed? What did you do to regain sanity? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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