How the trend of constant self-improvement and positivity on TikTok is becoming unsustainable and damaging.

I think it may not sustainable because it is making people do too many changes too quickly. Personally, I love change, and do not fear it. I even go to an extent of sometimes choosing to try something without much thoughts about it. Almost all my life, especially in childhood was accompanied by a lot of changes because my father had more than 20 job transfers involving different nations. Well, it makes life more exciting, keeping you on toes. But you lack stability in terms of various matters, including relationship building.

The content on TikTok about self-improvement is possibly overwhelming many people trying out the trend because too much is involved and in a short time. For example, influencers show us the need to eat healthy, wake up very early, exercise, mediate, start a journal, and the list is long. Can you imagine all these in a day, yet never practiced before? You may do these things maybe for a week, and the next one we see nothing. That is because you did too much too fast with expectations that were not met. This trend can be damaging because, while these things are in the quest to better ourselves, we may make our lives more difficult leading to the risk of giving up, which can break us instead. Furthermore, most people are suffering due to high unemployment rates. What do you expect them to do even if waking up at 5 am is not an issue? Where will they get finances to buy healthy diets or other things requiring consistent expenses?

Barbara Santini

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

MS, Durham University

The work of a family doctor includes a wide range of clinical diversity, which requires extensive knowledge and erudition from a specialist. However, I believe that the most important thing for a family doctor is to be human because the cooperation and understanding between the doctor and the patient are crucial in ensuring successful health care. On my days off, I love being in nature. Since childhood, I have been passionate about playing chess and tennis. Whenever I have time off, I enjoy traveling around the world.

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