How Self-Help Ruined My Life

Self-help can help, but it put pressure on me.

Sam Ripples
The Productivity Bible
8 min readOct 23, 2021


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There’s something so tidy about order.

All of the boxes checked. All the to-do list items crossed off. Accomplishment in simplicity. A routine unfolded, crease by perfect crease.

Order calls to me. From across a great and vast abyss that is my own willpower, I can see its stark lines…