Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel Bad

When we look toward others for support, what we’re often searching for is “negative validation” - someone to just listen and accept our negative thoughts and emotions, without trying to change them.

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Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help


In self improvement, I think there is often a myth that you need to “do it all on your own,” and your life circumstances shouldn’t ever depend on other people.

While I admire independence and self-reliance, and it’s a huge theme of this blog, I also acknowledge that we are interdependent beings.

Our relationships, and the people we surround ourselves with on a daily basis, are often just as defining of who we are as our own bodies and minds.

A supportive and helpful friend can make you a better person at the end of the day. And that’s something to embrace, not something to be ashamed about.

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