I’ve been seeing a lot of talk out there about being a “good or better human”. You know what I’m talking about?
Things like only using your reusable eco friendly cup for coffee and carrying your glass straw everywhere. And this is all great and fantastic stuff people are doing. Please dont stop. That’s not what this post is about.
I’m writing this to address a large issue, about what we do or don’t do and the believe that it defines us, good or bad.
No. No. No.
You are a good human just by being.
Meaning just because you use glass straws or a reusable cup doesn’t make you a better human than another. We’re all in this together and doing the best we can with what we have at any given moment.
One of my clients worked for a grocery store chain and in order to save money and time she would only buy her groceries there, where she worked. But this particular store puts nearly all there produce in plastic bags or containers and she was trying so hard to be the best she could for the p,sent and environment. So to her that meant never buying anything in plastic, being vegan for the animals. But she was doing it at the sacrifice of her health. She need iron, B vitamins and more for her mental health and needed to eat more fresh plants but wouldn’t buy them at her store because of the plastic they were in but also wouldn’t go to another store to get what she needed.
The point is to make yourself your priority! It’s that old concept of put your oxygen mask on first before you help others. Please don’t let perfectionism or guilt stand in the way of doing something that’s good for you or that you simply want. These things don’t define you. And dont judge yourself or another on these basis.
I definitely know I’m guilty of this sometimes and can feel like In not doing enough too. So I totally get it. It’s a work in progress for myself too!
Do you feel like this ever? What are your thoughts, advice, etc. on this topic?
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