I think this post can be applied to anyone but this especially goes to all those who tend to be a perfectionist like me since perfectionists tend to be a little more harsh on themselves.
There are times where you will be so far from perfect. This in itself can ignite feelings of anger, guilt, worry and even disappointment. I think the best way to combat this is by reminding yourself that for as long as you live, you will always be a work-in-progress.
None of us are perfect and there will be issues that we need to resolve within ourselves because we’re human. It’s only normal to have our issues and the most important part of this is taking steps every day in order to solve those issues. Because one may have unresolved issues or one may do things that makes them far from perfect, part of well-being is to do our best to be bigger than that issue or whatever it is that we feel bad that we did wrong and come to peace with whatever happened and to grow from it.
When you remind yourself that you are a work-in-progress, you relieve that pressure to be perfect. That relief of pressure makes you free to be your true self, whatever that self may be. When you are your true self, you are your most happiest version because there is nothing like you being who you truly are.
When you remind yourself that you are a work-in-progress, you allow yourself room for growth. How so? When you know you are a work-in-progress, you know that there is more growth to come. This knowing makes you expect great changes while at the same time embracing who you are at the moment. When you know this, you know that who you are now is yet to evolve into something better. It’s the knowing that you are under construction in a very good way.
Just like when something is under construction the area may not look so nice because of course, there are repairs and tears on the place, so will you have repairs that needs to get done and tears because certain things will need to be broken down in order to be rebuild. Growth requires changes and some of those changes may mean that there will be some tearing down of certain things within you and there is nothing wrong with that. This doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with you, it just means that a better version of you will emerge as a result.
Knowing that you are a work-in-progress is so important to your well-being because it prevents you from being too hard on yourself when you are not your best you for whatever reason. It helps you to be more compassionate and empathetic with yourself. This helps you take better care of yourself by being the kind of friend that you would be for someone else who is hard on themselves, only that you are being this friend to yourself. So with this post, I encourage you to remind yourself…you will always be a work-in-progress.
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