One of my favorite things to say to clients who want to specifically work on self-improvement is, “I want to learn what self-improvement means to you. What the “improved” version of you feels like, sounds like, looks like. And, in addition, I want to learn what might be stopping you from loving yourself as you are right now. Sometimes, practicing self-compassion around the idea that we’re doing the best we can, given our present state, can help start build a solid foundation for what’s next.
Sara Blackmur, Licensed Clinical Social Worker