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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Improve ourselves because of insecurities


We all have our insecurities, and it's natural to want to improve ourselves. But when does self-improvement become an unhealthy obsession? As someone who's been there (I once spent a week trying to improve my posture by balancing books on my head), I can tell you that there's a fine line between healthy self-improvement and letting your insecurities consume you.

Let's say you're trying to get in better shape. That's great! Exercise is good for you, and there's nothing wrong with wanting to feel confident in your body. But when you start spending every waking moment at the gym, obsessing over your calorie intake, and turning down social events because they don't fit with your workout schedule, that's when you've crossed the line from self-improvement to self-destruction.

The same goes for relationships. It's natural to want to be a better partner, but if you're constantly worrying about whether you're doing everything right, or if you're trying to change fundamental aspects of your personality to please your partner, that's a recipe for disaster.

So, yes, strive to be the best version of yourself. Set goals, work towards them, and be proud of your progress. But don't let your insecurities consume you. Don't sacrifice your happiness or your identity in the pursuit of an ideal that may not even be realistic. And most importantly, don't forget to have a sense of humor about it all. Because at the end of the day, the best version of yourself is the one who can laugh at your own absurdity and loves a girl named Angela... Oh maybe your someone has a different name but you get my point.

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