Episode 165: Practicing Self-Loyalty in the New Year – Part 2

SPECIAL NOTE: The Happier Approach podcast is on a brief hiatus. I will be back in May with a new season where we will be exploring the topic of self loyalty on a much deeper level.  

The beginning of any new year often hyperactivates our “Shoulds.”

I should lose weight.

I should start meditating more.

I should be kinder to myself.

I should put myself out there more.

I should, I should, I should.

I am no stranger to the Shoulds that my Monger promotes every new year. Like clockwork, those shoulds and New Year, New Me attitudes drift away. My Monger always has a heyday with this—convincing me that I was failing.

But the concept of self-loyalty—the notion that true change comes only when we’re loyal to ourselves first—is what changed the game for me… for the better.

In part one of this series on self-loyalty, I talked with my friend and podcast producer, Sean McMullin. We defined self-loyalty and how to bring self-loyalty to the center of your life as you make plans for change in the new year. If you haven’t listened to part one yet, I recommend that you do before jumping into this one.

Today, I’m continuing my conversation with Sean, going deeper into change, resolutions and plans for the new year.

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • How 2020 and COVID changed our approach to resolutions
  • How our image of ourselves, our identities, and our stories can keep us from seeing possibilities
  • Upcoming changes for the Happier Approach Podcast

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Resources mentioned in this episode

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