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Are Self Improvement Posts Bad for You?

Maybe.

Look, most self improvement posts are well meaning. They can help people learn, overcome, grow, heal, or improve. Those are noble aims.

But, there’s a problem with them.

Frequently and eagerly reading them can lead you down the path of believing that something about you isn’t good enough.

After all, even the term self improvement implies that you aren’t good enough.

I’m an optimist, and I firmly believe that continued growth is crucial for a rich life. Heck, most of my posts here fall into the self improvement category.

There’s a fine line to walk though. That’s why I’m careful to curate the content here to be supportive and uplifting.

“Read short and uplifting articles here to help you shift your thought, so you can see real change in your life and health.”

That’s our mission.

If you’re reading a lot of self improvement content, and you still feel like you just don’t measure up, take a break from it.

Take a break and just enjoy your life instead of trying to make it “better”. Love and accept yourself as you are. Remind yourself that you’re good enough right now.

When you read a self improvement post, do it with the intention of learning something new, or exercising an area you want to make stronger.

Maybe it feels hard to accept that you’re good enough right now. I felt that way for a long time.

Nothing in you is missing or broken, and a little self acceptance can help you see that. It’s okay to feel good about who you are right now.

Sincerely,

Dr. Christine Bradstreet
Editor, Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

Visit me at www.christinebradstreet.com

You deserve genuine and lifelong happiness, the type of happiness that can’t be taken away from you no matter what sort of craziness is happening in the world. Read my book, Happy Ever After. We can all use that right now.

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