On Improving Life

I ended a post a couple of weeks ago saying that me and you are both flawed, because we are humans. I closed off by saying that you can always strive to constantly improve.

Improving your own life, while simple in theory, may be one of the hardest things we do. Forming new habits are incredibly difficult. Breaking up old ones is both scary and even more difficult.

Yet, I think, this is something we need to challenge ourselves with despite how hopeless it sometimes may seem.

Personally, I have many things I want to change about myself. Some of them are traits that I just don’t like in myself, and some are things that while I can accept them as part of me and be happy anyway, I just would like to improve on.

One of the things I have always tried to do is get motivated to go to the gym and work out more. I never had that as part of my life growing up with parents who didn’t either, and so, it is no surprise that it is not part of my life.

I’m one of those people who have a hard time getting started on that working out habit but still realize how important it is, and still love how good it feels afterwards. Interesting, isn’t it?

I bring up this mini-story because I am now reaching the 10 week in a row mark with two weekly workout sessions. For some of you, this might not seem like a big ordeal. But it is for me. All it took was the help of a friend to get started a few times.

Change is scary. If we do it together with other people who support us, and show that while you yourself care about your faults, they don’t, change is much easier.

There is nothing that I admire more in a human being than being able to embrace her faults, be happy in herself regardless, and also successfully manage to work towards changing something she wants to change.

That is the utmost reflection of mental strength.