The big revelation from this week’s episode is, “comparison is the thief of joy.” Don’t forget that. As you seek to live your life, remember you can’t live another person’s life. We are all unique beings. We are all blessed with various gifts and skills that the world needs. Perfectionism is not the goal of living the IDEAL life, embracing your own identity is the key.
Identity is the concept we have of our role in the world around us. We are complex beings. We are more than one thing, and our identity encompasses many aspects of who we are. Are you struggling with identity? Is someone trying to put you in a box? Listen to this episode of the StepOut! Podcast as we continue to discuss how to live YOUR IDEAL life.
Crystal Morrison-Joseph, CCM, NCC, LCPC, LPC joins me again for another fun episode. This week we talk about exercise, comedy, and New Year’s resolutions.
02:30-Review of the last episode
03:52-Triggered-Why are folks freaking out on social media?
10:07-New Year’s resolutions
11:31-Perfectionism-Article: The ‘irrational desire’ driving millennials and Gen Z into depression
18:40 Comparison is the thief of joy.
20:15 Tips for keeping your resolutions
Do what works for you.
Make your goals realistic.
Commit and execute.
About this podcast and finding YOUR IDEAL life
To reach our goals, we have had to learn how to wade through all of our life experiences, all of the bits and pieces of wisdom that we have and figure out the best path for our individual lives. Avoid the pitfalls that lead to teen and young adult depression, anxiety, and general hopelessness about the future. You have extraordinary power in determining how the current circumstances of life will impact your future.
The path to your IDEAL life involves answering five questions:
- Who am I?
- Where do I want to go in life?
- How do I stay relevant in an ever-changing world?
- How can I stay sharp and honed in on my IDEAL path?
- How do I release the baggage of my past and continue to move forward in life?
Using those five questions, I have developed the IDEAL framework for helping people just like you to discover your calling in life. These will help you develop your healthy identity in our cluttered and dynamic world.
- I AM
- I DECIDE
- I EVOLVE
- I ADVANCE
- I LET GO
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