It's easy to get caught up in trying to be perfect, healthier, thinner, smarter and more successful. Self improvement is a good thing, but a lot of us forget how much we need self-acceptance.
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Tiny Buddha's Melissa Dinwiddie reveals her journey toward self-acceptance. Having striven for perfectionism for so long, it wasn't an easy one. But here's what she concluded:
There's nothing wrong with self-improvement, but the truth is, none of us is -- or can even hope to be -- perfect. We may pursue mastery, excellence, improvement, and be challenged by the pursuit, but insisting on perfection can only lead to self-disgust and unhappiness.
The truth is, we've heard before that there is a strong link between self-acceptance and happiness. There's nothing unhealthy about growth, but there is something unhealthy about not taking the time to accept yourself as you are.
Hit the link below to read more about Melissa's journey toward self-acceptance and happiness.