Shannon Swales: Setting Resilient Goals – A New Year’s Resolution Revolution | Bouncing Back #43

In this episode, host Joahanna Wickramaratne is joined by Shannon Swales, a Clinical Psychologist and Entrepreneur behind Burnout Psychology Support, committed to dismantling the stigma surrounding mental health experiences

Prepare to convert your resolutions into enduring commitments and embrace the growth mindset that sets the stage for a flourishing year ahead. Join Shannon and Joahanna as they investigate the potency of adopting a growth mindset and its transformative impact on shaping resolutions. Tune in now to enhance your goal-setting skills and bounce back with resilience!

Meet Shannon Swales

Shannon Swales, a Clinical Psychologist and owner of Burnout Psychology Support, utilizes her personal experience with burnout to support others in achieving mental well-being. Through her blog, book, and podcast, she shares her journey and facilitates conversations on recovery and growth. Shannon also provides personalized online therapy sessions and actively engages in workshops and community-building efforts, including the Wellness Support Space. Armed with a wealth of expertise, Shannon is poised to lead people toward improved goal-setting and personal development.

About the episode

In this empowering episode of Bouncing Back, Shannon Swales emphasizes the importance of resilience in facing life’s adversities, especially in the context of setting New Year’s resolutions.

She advocates reflecting on past experiences and connecting goals to personal values as crucial steps in setting resilient resolutions. 

Shannon explores the benefits of seeking support from others and shifting away from a competitive mindset towards a more collaborative approach to achieving goals. She emphasizes mindfulness and compassion as key elements in maintaining resilience and adapting goals as circumstances change.

Shannon also highlights the importance of resources for achieving goals. She suggests utilizing SMART goal setting and resources for building fundamental skills. She also discusses ways to overcome the fear of failure, emphasizing the value of reflection and learning from experiences.

Shannon then delves into the importance of reflection and self-exploration, touching on themes of individualism, compassion, and personal growth. She emphasizes the significance of carving out time for self-reflection, finding supportive communities, and ensuring that personal goals align with one’s own values. She also highlights journaling as a tool for self-discovery and personal development.

In conclusion

In this episode, Shannon Swales explores how thinking about personal experiences and not worrying about what others think can help you grow. She offers practical tips for setting goals and explains how important it is to have supportive people around us. Trying new things, staying open-minded, and understanding yourself better are keys to becoming the person you want to be.

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