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Inner Monkey

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A show about overcoming loss of motivation, irrational impulses, and everything in-between.

A show about overcoming loss of motivation, irrational impulses, and everything in-between.

Location:

United States

Description:

A show about overcoming loss of motivation, irrational impulses, and everything in-between.

Language:

English


Episodes

Life Isn't a Competition

2/18/2020
The success of others highlights how much of a failure I am. Sometimes I wonder why I even both working so hard when I can never seem to catch up. Thank you Evan for supporting Inner Monkey on Patreon! Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen

Duration:00:06:53

Stop Running Away From Life

2/4/2020
When life smacks me around, I want to run away. And when various aspects of my life gang up to bully me, I want to hide. When I feel overwhelmed by life, I need to find a way to turn it around instead of making it worse by ignoring everything. Thank you Dylan for supporting Inner Monkey on Patreon! Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen

Duration:00:07:13

Getting Myself to Do the Dishes

1/21/2020
I never want to do the dishes, so they just pile up and make my living space feel cluttered and gross. It's a simple task that I acknowledge I should do, yet I avoid it. I need to understand why I resist such a simple chore so I can get myself to do it. Inner Monkey Shirts at Cotton Bureau Thank you John for supporting Inner Monkey on Patreon! Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen

Duration:00:08:25

How To Follow Through

1/7/2020
Setting goals and resolutions are easy. They take no real effort. Following through is where I fall down. It's so easy to put stuff off, to fall into traps I've set for myself. It's only by following through that I can do what it takes to achieve my goals. Thank you Phil for supporting Inner Monkey on Patreon! Artwork by Knut J Håland Music by Chris Haugen

Duration:00:06:35

Using Deadlines to Stop Procrastination

12/17/2019
Procrastination can also be the result of simple laziness. Sometimes I just don't want to do something even though it's for my own good. I'm not afraid of it or trying to avoid it, I just don't care enough right now to do anything about. Deadlines can provide the motivation to overcome laziness but I need to be careful not to introduce so much pressure that I feel anxious about the deadline and procrastinate just to avoid it. Thank you Urspo for supporting Inner Monkey on...

Duration:00:06:49

Deadlines Amplify Procrastination

12/3/2019
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

Duration:00:07:10

Start Your Mornings Right

11/19/2019
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

Duration:00:08:08

Regret Isn't Useful

11/12/2019
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

Duration:00:07:42

Reward Yourself for Working Hard

11/5/2019
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

Duration:00:06:27

Self-Control Doesn't Work

10/29/2019
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

Duration:00:06:43

Daydreams Discourage Achievement

10/22/2019
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

Duration:00:07:15

Finding Confidence

10/15/2019
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

Duration:00:08:28

Bad Expectations Destroy Motivation

10/8/2019
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...

Duration:00:06:57

Bite-sized Goals Promote Success

10/1/2019
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

Duration:00:08:49

Making Big Scary Decisions

9/24/2019
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

Duration:00:06:59

Overwhelmed by Life Goals

9/17/2019
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

Duration:00:06:17

I'm Not a Failure

9/17/2019
I feel like a failure because I know I'm not "successful". I like to think I know what success is, but do I really? By trying to define what it means to "be 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

Duration:00:05:25

Stop Wasting Time

9/17/2019
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

Duration:00:06:11

Stop Fighting Yourself

9/10/2019
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

Duration:00:05:34