Self-Help (Blah, Blah, Blah): Maybe You're Exactly Who You Need to Be! by Susan Carroll
Personal growth, self-help, being the best version of yourself is awesome – until it’s not. The personal growth industry is starting to feel like the trap the beauty industry has had so many of us in for years. Instead of becoming thinner, having softer hair and having pouty lips, you’re asked to find more joy, become more efficient, be less judgmental and find your purpose. We’re already bombarded by advertisements about changing our outsides and now we’re also bombarded with messaging to change our insides, too.
I don’t know about you, but I’m just tired of it all. Maybe it’s time to stop and look at your life and notice that it isn’t a complete mess. I bet you:
- Said something kind to someone today.
- Opened a door for another.
- Did laundry.
- Got to work on time.
- Put a meal on the table.
- Or got takeout instead.
- Took a walk.
- Played with your kids.
- Watered the plants.
- Paid the bills.
- Or at least partially paid.
Life isn't supposed to always feel like rainbows nor feel like you're constantly being dragged through the mud. Maybe who you are right now isn’t actually a problem; nothing needs to be fixed and you're exactly who you need to be.