Say it with us: Progress is not linear.
Although as humans, we tend to think it is. Whether it’s progress related to our overall being (healthy vs. sick), body image (skinny vs. fat), emotions (happy vs. sad) or any other dichotomy, it just doesn’t work that way.
In reality, things aren’t always black and white, and there is so much value and personal growth to be found in the grey areas. No one ever goes from sick to healthy in a straight line. When it gets hard to remember that, these tricks can help: Take in a fresh perspective.
“But when it comes to life, the only end point that truly exists is death. So if we reach a point where we stop growing, we stop living and begin to simply exist. Simply existing is not living. It is a life unfulfilled; a life not truly lived. Once we let go of the notion that one day we might figure it out or achieve the ideal of perfection – another unattainable endpoint – then we can truly allow ourselves to live.” -LIFE (IM)PERFECTION: LETTING GO OF PERFECTION AND EMBRACING THE MASTERPIECE IN PROGRESS.