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Staying Motivated Over the Long-Term, an Interview with YA Author Hayley Krischer EP: 359

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

Release Date: 01/13/2021

Breaking Old Habits: Don’t Let Your Ego Do This To You EP: 396 show art Breaking Old Habits: Don’t Let Your Ego Do This To You EP: 396

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Trying to become better is not a reason for feeling bad about yourself. You will mess up. You will backslide. You will completely forget. And it is OK. All you need to do is simply start again.

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Today’s big idea is that because habits are so unconscious and so well-worn, it can take a really big dose of motivation to get you to take action and then to sustain that action. The good news is that I’m going to share a great motivator with you. The bad news is that it is not all that pleasant.

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I had the privilege of working with today’s guest, Dr. Daryl Gioffree, on his new book, Get Off Your Sugar and not only does he know his stuff, but he’s passionate about helping folks get healthy and just a really good guy. I get him to share his insights about breaking one of the toughest habits to break--and that is eating sugar.

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In order to successfully outrun an already established habit, you’ve got to have a plan. Otherwise, you’re going to be winging it, and likely to run right off the road when you hit any kind of bump.

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Habits are like icebergs--you can perceive just the tip of them, when actually most of them exist underneath the surface of your awareness. You can’t just throw some dirt and some grass seed on the tip of an iceberg and turn it into a meadow--it’s still gonna be a mountain of ice that runs deep. You need to see what's under the surface to truly change it.

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Today’s big idea is controversial. And it is that household chores, like doing the dishes or folding the laundry CAN be done in such a way that they qualify as self-care. Gasp!

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Most people think self-care means getting a massage, or a pedicure, or taking a yoga class, but little things like doodling, cooking, and even stamp collecting can help you keep yourself in a good spot. Kevin, a listener who collects stamps, shares his perspective.

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Whether it's with a partner, or yourself, sex is an indisputable part of being a person and therefore has a role to play in being a better person. It's also an important way that we take care of ourselves on multiple levels--physical and emotional. That's why I'm interviewing Alicia Gauvin, Executive Director of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, for her perspectives on why sex--and pleasure--matters.

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While self-care is a wonderful thing, in can also be an occasion for you to come face to face with all kinds of different emotions--sadness, anger, grief, shame, agitation, you name it. And since many of us have a tendency to not want to experience some of these more uncomfortable emotions, you may find yourself wanting to skip out on your self-care so that you don’t have to feel them. I hope this episode helps change your mind about that.

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Hayley Krischer is author of the amazing and important book about sexual assault, Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf. Hayley worked on this book, which is her first, for over 20 years, and she’s got a thing or two to share about how to find your motivation, as well as how to sustain it over the long haul.