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More Than You See 2: 5.2 Rethinking Goal Setting in 2024 with Deborah Lee Smith (Minisode) 

 February 14, 2024

By  Deborah Lee Smith

In the first “minisode” of Season 5 of the More Than You See podcast, Deborah talks about her personal mental health journey, reflects on the past year, and shares her approach to goal setting.

She refutes the concept of 'New Year, New Me', advising goal setting based on reflections of past achievements and failures rather than starting from scratch, and shares insights from a list of reflective questions that encouraged her to evaluate what served her well and what didn't.

Deborah also discusses the importance of setting firm boundaries, prioritizing, and giving oneself grace when necessary.

00:00 Introduction to the Mini Episode

00:52 The Importance of Reflective Goal Setting

01:51 The Problem with 'New Year, New Me'

02:30 Learning from the Past Year

03:30 Personal Experiences and Changes in 2023

04:33 The Power of Boundaries and Time Management

05:58 Focusing on her Documentary Project

07:23 Advice for Goal Setting in 2024

09:03 The Importance of Grace and Kindness

09:42 Conclusion

LIST OF REFLECTION QUESTIONS

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Deborah Lee Smith

Hi there! I'm an actor, producer, and writer who is devoted to storytelling and mental health awareness. After struggling through my own mental health, I found that non-traditional resources, like the ones we explore on More Than You See, helped me immensely get through my dark times. Thus, this website and podcast were born! I look forward to helping you gain agency over your mental health journey as you build your own toolkit of resources, tips, and ideas. Because you never know what might help pull you out of the darkness, and we are all More Than You See.   


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