Stepping up your game and self-improvement have become the standard in our modern society. Whether you agree or not, you can’t deny that plenty of self-help books, social media posts, and vlogging only support this idea. Of course, we are by no means trying to downplay the efforts of those giving their all to turn their life around. We wish you all the luck and more power to you.
However, what people fail to notice are the destructive consequences this type of mindset can have on a person who isn’t innately wired to pump out constant motivation and always compete with themselves. Usually, these people need help the most, but the advice doesn’t swing their way, and when they end up failing, it makes them feel even worse.
So, to take the first step of becoming an outlier, hear us out and understand these words — there’s nothing wrong with the bare minimum. You don’t have to be the best in every aspect of your life, and you don’t need to be at 100% all the time.
It’s Okay To Take Things One Step At A Time
People like to glorify the prospect of multi-tasking, pursuing several life goals, and cranking out as much productivity in their day. You’ll often hear advice about time management, using a feedback mechanism, planning your to-do list the night before, and all those common tropes and cliches. However, not everyone is built the same, and you can’t expect the same cookie-cutter strategy to help them. So, replace the mindset of going all out, and remind yourself that it’s okay to take things one step at a time.
- There’s No Need To Rush: Many people feel lost in their twenties and like to think that they’ve already messed up. But, news flash, you’re still pretty early and young in the journey of life. No one’s pressuring you to become a millionaire, and you have all the time in the world to try out new things.
- Failing Is Perfectly Normal: If you experience failure, it’s not the end of the world. Failure is just a natural part of life, and we all go through it. So, if you don’t manage to meet your goals, then who cares? Beating yourself up over something like that is not healthy. It’s better to reflect and learn from them so that you can accomplish it with ease next time.
- Success Doesn’t Happen Overnight: Success is success. And whether you get there by the age of 40, 50, 60, or no matter how long it takes you, success remains the same, and it’s something you should always be proud of. So, don’t buy into the idea of becoming successful at the get-go; landing that promotion, selling that house, and starting your business are all ventures that take time.
Life Is About Enjoying The Journey
So, going back to the idea of the bare minimum being okay, understand that life isn’t about accumulating achievements but about enjoying the journey. Investing all your time into work and grasping for goals will often leave you burnt out and with no time for yourself. And, instead of trying to be the most productive version of yourself, why not give yourself the chance to take things slow and enjoy the little things in life.
#1 Do Something You Love
Number one, we always go back to our hobbies and the things we find comfort in doing. After we peak adolescence and start to think of ourselves as adults, we often voluntarily adopt the idea that it’s time to get serious. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being more determined and taking a realistic approach in life, but that doesn’t mean it comes at the expense of the things you love to do.
- Explore Your Fashion Style: If you’re big on fashion and miss experimenting with your style and trying out new outfits. Take this opportunity to rediscover your love for personal style and try out some clothes and trends you’ve been dying to experience.
- Getting Back Into The Gym: A super busy career and an extra-productive day at work often doesn’t include a workout session. And if you’ve been longing to get back into the gym and work on your physique, then, by all means, be our guest!
#2 Cut Yourself Some Slack And Have Fun
Number two, the usual advice will often spit on the idea of having too much fun and over rewarding yourself, but let us bet he first to tell you there’s nothing wrong with being a bit selfish now and then. What’s the purpose of overworking yourself and striving for your goal if you can’t afford to slack a bit and have fun?
So, take the opportunity to hop online and play some games, meet and catch up with some friends, or maybe even splurge on some Amazon Prime day tech deals. The way you choose to be happy is all up to you.
You’re In Charge Of Your Life And Not Anybody Else
Look, many people waste their time searching for direction in their life or some hidden purpose that’s waiting for them. However, we are the masters of our own fate, and we get to call the shots of our destiny. So, keep in mind that you’re in charge of your life and nobody else has the right to decide things for you!