Mentorship August 7, 2016
Perfection. It’s something we all strive for all the while knowing that it is literally impossible.
We can joke that we have the same amount of time in a day as Beyoncé, but the truth is, even Beyoncé has moments when she might not feel like the queen of the world. Of course, Beyoncé has a team of people who perform mundane and necessary tasks for her that we mere mortals must do ourselves (banking, hair, driving, gassing up that vehicle that we drive, shopping…)
Still, when we don’t achieve our most basic goals, it’s natural to feel like we aren’t good enough. Here are five bad habits we all do that sometimes make us feel like failures. In reality, they only make us human.
As an adult with responsibilities and limited time, it’s normal to get so caught up in everything else. As a result, you sometimes forget to respond to your friends or loved ones. It can make you feel awful, but they should understand that you’re not always going to be available. As long as you don’t continually neglect them, you’re still a good friend.
Exercise guilt actually hinders your fitness goals even further, as it contributes to stress. Stress holds you back from achieving your goals at an optimum level. Missing the odd workout is actually good for your body since overtraining can cause plateaus, injuries and even mess with your fertility. Don’t beat yourself up for it; it only leaves you hurting more than you need to be.
In the same way stressing about your missed workout only hinders your performance in the gym, stressing about a cheat meal only makes it harder to achieve your body goals. “Cheating” on your diet is actually beneficial as it helps you sustain your long-term health plans. Life is too short not to eat pizza and ice cream. Just remember the rules of moderation, and never lose sight of why you changed your eating habits in the first place.
Most people, even the ones we think are performing better than we are, feel like they aren’t performing at the level they “should” be. In reality, though, nobody ever will. We have needs and we need to make sure our needs are met before we try to be the super humans that society has tried to make us over the years.
Unrequited love, breakups, rejection – there are a lot of things that can go wrong with relationships and we tend to place the blame on ourselves when something bad happens. Everyone has to go through these things sometime. As much as it hurts, it’s important to know that you are good enough.
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