Jan. 18, 2023

Reflecting on 2022

Reflecting on 2022

What happens when you’re aware of the pain you create for yourself through mental images? And how do you choose to remember last year? In this episode of Inner Archeology, Sarah and Emily look back at their 2022 and share their goals for the new...


What happens when you’re aware of the pain you create for yourself through mental images? And how do you choose to remember last year?

In this episode of Inner Archeology, Sarah and Emily look back at their 2022 and share their goals for the new year, including Sarah’s willingness to embrace simplicity and Emily’s strive to cultivate intentionally – plus, a couple of tips from Jonah Hill’s new documentary Stutz.

Key Points In Episode:

  • If you’re afraid of running out of things to cover as a content creator, don’t sweat it! As Sarah says, you won’t run out of things to say (trust her, she’s been a copywriter for 10+ years).
  • Sarah’s mantra for 2023 is ‘I’m not going to unnecessarily mentally torture myself.’
  • Being aware of the fact that we often create pain through the images we create for ourselves is powerful. Keep that in mind the next time it happens.
  • For Emily there are two layers: it’s about stopping the pain that comes as a result of the thoughts and stories we create, and the second is about actually cultivating joy, healing, and trust through our way of thinking.
  • What does Sarah think about simplicity? ‘It’s booooriiiing!’ However, focusing on doing less and simplifying things is what her next few months are going to be about.
  • Emily has been in survival mode for the last two years and she wants to change things in 2023. She wants to raise the baseline of the overall quality of her life, as well as cultivating music and art in her life. #LifeGoals
  • As you’re thinking about your goals for the new year, try to be specific. If you’re thinking about baselines, try to define that as much as you can. Are you referring to health? To nutrition? To working out? To something else?
  • Btw, specific baselines are covered in Sarah’s upcoming book! #ComingSoon
  • Sarah brings up a big lesson from Jonah Hill’s documentary Stutz: always work on your life force by starting on your relationship with your body.
  • An unexpected joy for Emily last year? Dancing! For Sarah, there are two: how her relationship with Ben has unfolded (which surprises her all the time), and having a ton of F-U-N doing an event with Emily.
  • For 2022, Sarah chooses to remember it as the year where she stopped being small in business and in life. For Emily, that’s TBD.
  • Another golden nugget from Jonah Hill’s Stutz: pain, uncertainty, and working on yourself are three constants that are always there. The key is to continue to move forward and even embrace them.
  • Emily said it: ‘It’s never all dark. Even when darkness seems everywhere, there’s ALWAYS some intrinsic light in it.’ #InspiringWords

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Inner Archeology Email

Sarah Turner on Instagram

Emily Pennystone on Instagram

@Inner.Archeology on Instagram

InnerArcheology.com

InnerArcheology.tv (video version)

patreon.com/InnerArcheology

Inner Archeology on YouTube

Sarah’s YouTube channel

30 Rock

Daughter Drink This Water: A Book of Sacred Love by Jaiya John

Jonah Hill’s Stutz