Breaking Down Two Guide Posts From The Book 'Gift Of Imperfections'
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Breaking Down Two Guide Posts From The Book 'Gift Of Imperfections'

Can these guideposts actually improve your life?

174
Breaking Down Two Guide Posts From The Book 'Gift Of Imperfections'
flickr

Gifts of Imperfection

Brene Brown has listed ten guideposts throughout her book. To me, each guidepost is how to improve your life and be content and a lot more happy with who you are and also being more genuine with yourself.

The purpose of this book is to live wholeheartedly so I believe the guide post that is most prominent in living a stress-free life is “Cultivating self-compassion: Letting go of perfectionism” and “Cultivating calm and still: Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle.”

The first guided post I chose was self-compassion, I truly believe that if you want to continue your life living wholeheartedly you must be compassionate with yourself and have to learn to let go.

In this chapter, there was one quote that stood out to me, “A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” This quote means that changing the way you treat things can have a tremendous impact on your day to day life and your life overall. This guidepost is very crucial to living a stress-free life because I feel as though a majority of stress stems from being very critical of oneself and not being able to move past it and let go.

But with this guidepost, if we are able to be more compassionate to ourselves and let things go a less stressful life will surely ensue. I believe without self-compassion there's no chance of having a stress free life.

The second guidepost I chose was calm and stillness, this guide revolves around anxiety and how you should not fight to be anxiety free but be anxiety aware. Instead of fighting your anxiety or trying to bury it you should come to terms with it. Figure out what triggers you but also what keeps you at ease or relaxes you in general.

This post relates to stress management because if you can practice stillness and calmness this could decrease your stress tremendously. Also with being aware of your anxiety instead of trying to fix it, you can help relieve a lot of stress that your anxiety causes.

Brene Brown states the importance of finding meaningful work. My meaningful work, as cliche as it may sound, is helping people. I find volunteering and helping people a necessity in my life.

This whole book focuses on being happy with your best you, I wouldn't be the best me if I wasn’t helping or working on my goals that'll help people in the end. As an adult, I want whatever career I’m in to benefit people.

Next, she speaks about how difficult it is to describe yourself, so here’s how I describe myself: independendent/driven/passionate/ancestral/ anxious/content/worried/relaxed/respectful/companion/awkward/genuine.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

94224
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments