EP13: What is Role Conflict?

What is Role Conflict?

In this episode of The Greatness Together podcast, we explore when the different roles society has assigned to us create dissonance.


Quote of the Week:

“The conflict can be the lack of boundary setting. We are allowed to shift roles, turning off one role and turning on another.” Sarah McVanel


Greatness Together Podcast Highlights:

  • What is role conflict? 0:00
  • It’s a trade-off. 1:00
  • It is all about priorities. 3:00
  • The load can be challenging. 5:00
  • Setting schedules. 8:00
  • Separate spaces help. 10:00
  • It takes a village. 15:00
  • Next time: Can appreciation heal? 18:00

Role conflict arises when what is required and expected of one role in your life clashes with another. Have you ever felt conflicted? You’ll so get what we’re talking about in this episode. 

You may have tuned into an earlier episode on guilt, and so often, the guilt stems from role conflicts. Guilt is “I did something wrong,” but usually, role conflict isn’t avoidable. Guilt isn’t helping, so what does? 

We explore how to be cautious about how roles clash and explore strategies to minimize the leakage between roles that can accentuate the conflict between roles. We also talk about how your life phases might lead to great conflict and how compassion for yourself and your circumstances can be helpful as a way to cope with the certainty that life isn’t so clean that one role never conflicts with the demands of another.

If you want to feel less frustrated and clearer on how to find joy in your various roles, we think you’ll enjoy this episode. 

Additional Greatness Together Links:

Guilt episode
Self-Care: Challenging the Self(ishness) of Putting Yourself at the TOP of The List
I Don’t Have Time: You Are Either Engaging in Self-Care or Self-Neglect
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