Self-optimization – is it still healthy?

13. June 2019
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13. June 2019 Christel Badtke

Self-optimization – is it still healthy?

Miracle Morning, yoga and meditation, productivity curves, superfood, perfectly timed sleep, the ideal diet. All current terms that mean one thing especially in modern times: to optimize and extract the maximum out of yourself. A trend of our time? An outright compulsion? Is it really necessary to achieve the absolute best performance in every area, whether physically or personally?

What is the self-optimization craze?
It seems a little threatening, all that your colleague gets done. Up at 5 in the morning, a session of jogging before breakfast, motivated to work and to stay productive throughout the day while we ourselves sit by wondering: how do you do that? How can I do that?

What we should ask ourselves instead: how does the body deal with that in ten years? Wouldn't this stress, which could lead to burnout, much more likely have negative consequences for me, my well-being and my health? Do we always have to function optimally these days? Time every minute perfectly just so we aren't counted as idle when we sit on the couch for five minutes? A consequence of this mania for optimization in every life situation is often a feeling of overburdening. What is supposed to make us happy causes the opposite instead.

But what, then, is the solution to it all? Bertrand gives some suggestions on how to develop yourself without losing yourself in perfectionism:

  • Finding moderation

    This much is clear: With all our fondness for perfectionism we should remember one thing: to sometimes let it all be in order to care for our friends and above all ourselves. A lazy evening on the couch is not at all a bad thing. Morning exercise doesn't work out as expected? You should also calmly accept that. The perfect meal with optimal nutrition doesn't land on your table one time? These are all things that make us human and that we should learn to forgive. Perfectionism is not always everything and a healthy moderation carries you forward much sooner. Why not enjoy BERTRAND, which offers both time-saving and optimal nutritional value, and spend the time gained on your favorite book or in front of the TV.

    Finding moderation
  • Find what makes you happy and listen to your body

    The yoga class in the morning fulfills you, but you can't get started with meditation? Then that's fine. Calmly try the variety of trackers, healthy smoothies and optimized morning routines, but do only what feels good to you and your body and what makes you happy.

    Find what makes you happy and listen to your body
  • Self-love

    At the same time, we should also think about the optimization of our self. The word self-love arises very often in this connection. It enhances self-esteem, makes us strong. Do try to develop yourself steadily, but don't pressure yourself, forgive small mistakes instead. It's OK to be lazy sometimes.

    Self-love
  • Finding moderation

    This much is clear: With all our fondness for perfectionism we should remember one thing: to sometimes let it all be in order to care for our friends and above all ourselves. A lazy evening on the couch is not at all a bad thing. Morning exercise doesn't work out as expected? You should also calmly accept that. The perfect meal with optimal nutrition doesn't land on your table one time? These are all things that make us human and that we should learn to forgive. Perfectionism is not always everything and a healthy moderation carries you forward much sooner. Why not enjoy BERTRAND, which offers both time-saving and optimal nutritional value, and spend the time gained on your favorite book or in front of the TV.

    Finding moderation
  • Find what makes you happy and listen to your body

    The yoga class in the morning fulfills you, but you can't get started with meditation? Then that's fine. Calmly try the variety of trackers, healthy smoothies and optimized morning routines, but do only what feels good to you and your body and what makes you happy.

    Find what makes you happy and listen to your body
  • Self-love

    At the same time, we should also think about the optimization of our self. The word self-love arises very often in this connection. It enhances self-esteem, makes us strong. Do try to develop yourself steadily, but don't pressure yourself, forgive small mistakes instead. It's OK to be lazy sometimes.

    Self-love
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