Between Self-Improvement and Self-Acceptance

Sometimes it feels like we're caught between two extremes: self-improvement and self-acceptance. On the one hand, we're told that we need to constantly strive to be better versions of ourselves. On the other hand, we're told that we need to learn to love and accept ourselves just as we are. So which is it?

The truth is, we need a little bit of both. We need to learn to be kind to ourselves, to see our common humanity, and to be mindful of our thoughts and feelings. Only then can we find the balance between self-improvement and self-acceptance.

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