Overthinking exercise

I feel guilty all the time of not living to my best version of myself. Like feeling guilty not of lifting weight ( not a big gym guy) not practice enough guitar, not hustling as much. Some friends say I don’t try hard enough for things, they all tell me what to do. It tent to get point I feel I’m not good enough.

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Your friends are in no position to judge you. They have no idea what it’s like to be you. Therefore, you might as well politely ignore their judgments.

Being the best version of yourself doesn’t mean putting forth maximum effort all the time. Burning yourself out will not manifest the best version of yourself. It’s easy to shy away from activities when you have obligated yourself to making an effort so great that it is not sustainable. If you feel as though guitar practice needs to take an hour or two, it’s easy to put it off, due to not feeling as though you have an hour or mores worth of effort in you. A half an hour a day is easier to deal with, and you will actually progress more quickly than if you were to spend more time in fewer sessions. People’s ability to concentrate decreases after 20 or 30 minutes. That’s why shorter sessions while being fully alert, works best for many of us.

If you feel as though you need to press 80 pounds for 30 repetitions, skipping the gym seems really tempting. You will get more out of 60 pounds for 20 repetitions, if you do it every day or every other day, than you would using 80 pounds every three days, or something like that, and often skipping those workouts.

Guilt is not a good motivator, because it undermines confidence.

Decide what you can do on a fairly consistent basis without feeling overextended or becoming too bored, and follow through with that plan, and do it absolutely guilt free.

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