Are you hard on yourself when something you do—or something about your body—isn’t 100-percent flawless? As a recovering perfectionist, I can relate. But here’s the thing: When I think about the people I love the most, is it because they’re perfect? Absolutely not. It’s because they’re unique and joyful and living full, healthy lives. Perfection is boring, a dead end. Progress is alive and full of potential. It means we’re always learning, and that’s more rewarding than picture-perfect abs will ever be.
This simple shift in thinking from perfection to progress was ground-breaking for me, and I think it could be ground-breaking for you too. Read on for five of my favorite tips to switch your focus for a happier, healthier body and mind: