Ep #150: Mental Load (and Overload) with Mylène Houle Morency

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | Mental Load (and Overload) with Mylène Houle Morency

To celebrate the huge milestone of 150 podcast episodes this week, I have a very special guest on the show. Mylène Houle Morency is a professional organizer and a dear friend who was my first-ever podcast guest, and she’s back today to share her insights on the topic of mental load and mental overload. 


Mylène has been very busy since she was first on the show two and a half years ago. She’s a multi-passionate entrepreneur who now has her own TV show, has written a book, and continues to offer trainings on work-life balance, mental overload, and corporate organizing. She’s here today to shed light on what mental overload means, and how to identify our triggers so we can prevent tipping into an overload state.


Listen in this week to discover the characteristics that might make you susceptible to mental overload, and Mylène’s favorite strategies for reducing your mental load to healthy levels. We’re exploring how we unwittingly tip ourselves into mental overload, the roles of perfectionism and anxiety in creating mental overload, and why our mental overload profiles will look different for each individual.


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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
  • What mental load and mental overload mean.
  • Examples of the types of things that create mental overload.
  • The 3 characteristics that make someone susceptible to mental overload.
  • Mylène’s insights on the red flags of mental overload.
  • How a negative outlook on any particular task creates more mental overload.
  • Why we have leverage in how we perceive stressful events.
  • A telltale sign you’re trying to be over-productive.
  • How all of us have a different profile for optimal levels of stress.
  • Mylène’s favorite strategies for overcoming mental overload.


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