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Inner Monkey

Inner Monkey

Author: Daniel Lam

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A show about overcoming loss of motivation, irrational impulses, and everything in-between.
14 Episodes
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We all know procrastination is bad, but we do it anyway. Procrastination is the symptom of a deeper issue, it's the avoidance of anxiety. Deadlines create anxiety and we react to anxiety by procrastinating. In order to stop procrastinating, we need treat address the cause and not the symptom.   Thank you Aruna! For supporting Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Start Your Mornings Right

Start Your Mornings Right

2019-11-1900:08:034

We can't avoid mornings. They're a part of literally every day life. And by making our mornings better, we can make a big impact on the quality of our lives.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Regret Isn't Useful

Regret Isn't Useful

2019-11-1200:07:406

Getting lost in regret can leave me paralyzed and unable to do anything. Learning from the past is important, but I can't get lost in it, or it'll only distract me from the present and building the life I want to live.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
No one wants to do boring, tedious stuff, like practice. But if I want to achieve certain things, I need to find a way to get over this.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Self-Control Doesn't Work

Self-Control Doesn't Work

2019-10-2900:06:401

Self-Control presumes I have full control over my decisions. I don't, otherwise I wouldn't need to actively control myself. So what if I try a different approach. What if stop trusting myself to make the right decisions and try to prevent myself from making wrong decisions instead?   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
It's hard to work towards big dreams, because they're so intimidating. I struggle to get started because the road ahead is long and daunting. The more I dream the worse this becomes. If I want to achieve my dreams, I need to stop thinking about them and focus on the present.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Finding Confidence

Finding Confidence

2019-10-1500:08:253

Confidence is hard to find, not because it's hiding, but because I don't know where to look. Confidence is believing in yourself, but that's hard to do when I never feel like I'm good enough and this is the problem. I can't accept who I am, because I'm too busy wishing I was something more.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
It's tempting to focus on jump-starting motivation, but it's even more important to look at how to maintain it and keep it from slipping away. One of the ways motivation slips away, is through unexpected hiccups that derail our plans. While, it's convenient to pretend they're unexpected, often, we choose to blind ourselves to the obvious. Why do we do this? And how can we keep our eyes focused on what's truly ahead?   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Goals are important. The more important it is, the bigger and more daunting it tends to be. But the more daunting, the more likely I am to find an excuse not to complete it. This ends with never achieving what really matters. Breaking down big scary goals into small bite-sized ones ends this vicious circle and allows me to make the progress I want.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Making Big Scary Decisions

Making Big Scary Decisions

2019-09-2400:06:563

Some decisions are terrifying to make, especially when they will have a big impact on my future. But if I can't face these decisions head on, I'll never be able to move forward.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Overwhelmed by Life Goals

Overwhelmed by Life Goals

2019-09-1700:06:141

I can't seem to do all the things I want. I feel overwhelmed and helpless when faced with the metaphorical mountain of goals I have yet to achieve. But if I can make it more manageable, maybe I can feel better about myself.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
I'm Not a Failure

I'm Not a Failure

2019-09-1700:05:222

I feel like a failure because I know I'm not "successful". I like like I know what success is, but do I really? By trying to define "being successful", I realized that it's an unattainable goal that is causing more harm than good.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Stop Wasting Time

Stop Wasting Time

2019-09-1700:06:084

I wish I was more productive. I try, but I find it so hard to avoid things like TV and video games which soak up most of my time. I need to stop wasting my time.   Support Inner Monkey on Patreon Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Stop Fighting Yourself

Stop Fighting Yourself

2019-09-1000:05:343

When I fight with myself or struggle with self-control, I'm really fighting with my inner monkey and struggling to control him.   Support the podcast and become a Patreon. Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen
Comments (2)

Alicia Mann

I absolutely love this. Every episode addresses situations I face daily. The idea of giving that subconscious madness a name and personality has really helped to see things in a new perspective. Thank you for the podcast and keep it up.

Dec 2nd
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