imagine a buffet teaming with healthy options. laid before you are favorite standbys and unfamiliar foods you’re nonetheless willing to try. since you’re starving this is excellent news. grabbing a plate, you begin piling it high.
soon it becomes clear you can’t eat everything without exploding. would you feel guilty about not tasting each type of quinoa?
and despite your adventurous palate, you don’t like every item. would you be ashamed for (rightly) deciding kale looks like dinosaur skin, making it unfit for human consumption?
the answer to both is of course not. for one, although food’s nutritious in moderation, too much will hurt you. and it’s normal to dislike some kinds. especially when it comes to raw kale.
think of this blog as a buffet. the entries, ideas, and advice are the food. your desire to grow is your hunger.
squeezing every scrap of advice i present into your life is like stuffing yourself at the buffet—turning you into an explosion risk.
and thinking all my suggestions will necessarily speak to you is like assuming you’ll enjoy each item—also unlikely.
so instead of approaching the posts with an “oh man! now i have to try this new idea Julia’s recommending…” employ the eagerness, curiosity, and careful consideration people use around buffets.
what’s that like?
it’s staying open-minded and curious, nibbling and returning to what appeals, all without anguish.
there’s no “i should really eat the salmon because it’s good for me.” or, “i need to get into hummus but the texture freaks me out.”
obligations beyond fullness do not exist.
in life as in personal development, accept and expect there will be too much. discern and politely decline the rest.
do you get overwhelmed with self-help advice? how do you deal? tell me in the comments.
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