Liz Fosslien on How to Cope with Big Feelings

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Published Apr 26, 2022, 10:00 PM

Liz Fosslien regularly leads interactive, scientifically-backed workshops about how to create a culture of belonging, help remote workers avoid burnout, navigate different work styles and effectively harness emotion as a leader. Her work has been featured by The New York Times, Ted, The Economist, and NPR. She is also the co-author and illustrator of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, No Hard Feelings along with the book discussed in this episode, Big Feelings: How to Be Ok When Things Are Not Ok.

In this episode, Eric and Liz discuss really specific, practical ways to cope with various Big Feelings.

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Liz Fosslien and I Discuss How to Cope with Big Feelings and…

  • Her book, Big Feelings: How to Be Ok When Things Are Not Ok
  • The myths of Big Feelings
  • Myths about Uncertainty
  • Tools to help cope with Perfectionism
  • Emotions are often a response to stimuli we’re taking in and a result of our brain chemistry
  • How to stop “anxious fixing”
  • The helpful phrase “I’m a person learning to….”
  • How extreme language produces extreme emotions
  • Naming your inner perfectionist 
  • Finding a non-perfectionist role model
  • The red flag of thinking “I’ll be happy when…”
  • How envy can reveal what you value, and then thinking about your willingness to live the life that leads to that
  • How to just make it through when you’re in the worst of it in life

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If you enjoyed this conversation with Liz Fosslien, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Embracing Emotions at Work with Liz Fosslien (2019)

Befriending Difficult Feelings with Adreanna Limbach

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