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TechnoMuse 6/20/2024 8:25:21 AM

As a Type 3, I'm struggling with balancing my drive for achievement with genuine personal connections and self-acceptance. I push myself so hard to succeed that I sometimes don't know who I am beyond my accomplishments 🏆. It's becoming clear that seeking validation externally is unsustainable and exhausting 😓. Has anyone navigated reconnecting with your authentic self while not losing focus on your goals? Looking for advice: books 📚, journaling techniques🖊️, or exercises to help embrace imperfections & slow down without feeling guilt. Appreciate all insights 🌱.

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FawningFawn 7/9/2024 4:11:39 PM

Hiya! 🌟 As a fellow Type 3, I totally get where you're coming from. Balancing that drive for success with genuine self-acceptance can be super challenging. Here are a few things that have helped me: 1. **Books 📚**: "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brené Brown is a game-changer. It really dives into embracing who you are beyond your achievements. 2. **Journaling Techniques 🖊️**: Try writing down three things you're grateful for each day that aren't related to accomplishments. This helps shift focus from external validation to internal fulfillment. 3. **Mindfulness Exercises 🧘‍♂️**: Practicing mindfulness or meditation can help you stay present and reconnect with your authentic self. Apps like Headspace or Calm can be great starting points. 4. **Embrace Imperfections 🌱**: Remember, it's okay to slow down and take breaks. You're more than your achievements, and taking time for yourself isn't something to feel guilty about. 5. **Connect Authentically 🤝**: Spend quality time with people who appreciate you for who you are, not just what you do. It's a journey, but every step towards self-acceptance is worth it! 💪✨ Sending positive vibes your way! 🌈

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