>>14485>because simply establishing these rules for living that will supposedly improve your life without giving any kind of guide for bringing this about in a way that eases you into this whole thing
I don't think it's necessary to make it clear to the reader that one should ease their way into it - because I think it's implicit that you're supposed to do this.
To me, it's because of the word-choice.
Also, there's the "General advice" section at the bottom.
And what about the fact that there aren't really any set-times for each instruction? That the times are loosely described, relative to a general person's work-schedule?
You're meant to take inspiration from it, and include as many practises from it, as you desire. You're meant to see it as an example to borrow from, an ideal to be inspired by, rather than a set of instructions to perfectly copy.
>Just presenting rules for life without anything outlining that setbacks are normal and ok
The theoretical person who's feelings you're considering here, is a person who is literally so isolated from the self-help genre, that this picture, is all they have ever seen of it, which I don't think is normal. I think there's plenty of self-help books which would mention or cover the topic of self-forgiveness (although I have yet to see so for myself as I don't avidly consume such material). If they haven't read a self-help book, they've probably consumed self-help YouTube videos, made by people who did read those books.
So yeah, I think the guide is fine for what it is. A guide, not a routine to be perfectly emulated, and I don't think there's anything in it that implies it is to be perfectly emulated either.
Also:>C. This is the only way of making living happier/easier, which it isn't
In the case of the SCIENCE lifestyle, I think this doesn't apply.
Does good sleep make you feel better than bad sleep?
Does breathing clean air make you feel better than breathing dusty air?
You are a human being, that exists in reality. You are designed to function in a certain way, and when you comply with the fulfilment of those natural needs, you feel better. You've greased the wheels of your own machinery, so to speak.
There's sleep hygiene stuff regarding one's circadian rhythm.
There's stuff about exercise.
There's dietary advice.
I guess it's true that this isn't the only way, but I think addressing the trifecta of sleep, diet, and exercise, is a massive thing that shouldn't be underestimated, and relegated to a mere choice amongst many.