Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 of the Women’s Leadership Podcast with Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership Founder and CEO, Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin.
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How are you managing stress as a woman in leadership in our current climate?
As women in leadership, we have long had to navigate a tremendous amount of day-to-day stress. However, what we’re seeing in the current climate is that many women are reaching a breaking point handling the stress of the news and the social and political environment, on top of the day-to-day pressures we already manage..
In this episode, Elizabeth talks about always being on the search for new solutions for managing stress, and recommends an interesting book she is currently reading:
One of the ideas explored in the book is that when we are able to practice certain types of observation of ourselves and our thoughts, we can shift our experience in the day-to-day, and manage our stress more effectively.
And, if we can we cultivate safe spaces for ourselves, even in the smallest of ways, we can also create a bit more ease within our days.
Elizabeth offers a strategy she calls The Little Box to help you make room for self-acceptance and self-love. Using The Little Box, you can pause and get some relief, in order to move forward with the work you are doing every day.
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Also referenced on this podcast: Dr. Samantha Brody’s forthcoming book, Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out.