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New Year's intentions, discipline, self-compassion, and the middle way

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On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss setting intentions for the new year. They explore how to set values-based intentions vs goals, the struggle of walking the middle path between ambition and contentment, the value of journaling, and much more.

(2:00) New Year's resolutions and how our values change
(3:41) Essentialism by Greg McKeown and setting an essential intent for the year
(4:57) The backlash against "hustle culture" and balancing on the middle way
(9:12) Discipline, self-compassion, and play
(12:00) Giving yourself "permission" to relax
(14:30) Being flexible with your goals and calibrating them to your values
(19:10) Embracing making mistakes
(24:18) Visualizing failure and dealing with worry
(26:43) The three "E's" of goal-setting
(29:30) Connect your goals to your deep "why", be clear, be focussed
(33:10) The utility of writing and journaling for goal-setting
(40:05) Development, embarrassment, self-compassion, and being vs doing

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