The Truth About Perfectionism

What Is Perfectionism?

Perfectionism is not the same as doing your best in fact it is an extreme version of pushing yourself. People with perfectionist behaviors often set unreasonable and very high expectations for themselves that are impossible to achieve. Perfectionists also have self-defeating self talk and thoughts that make it harder to achieve their goals as well as increase levels of stress, depression, and anxiety.

Here are Some Signs You May Be A Perfectionist:

  • You do not start tasks or activities unless you feel you can complete them perfectly.

  • You are highly critical of yourself and your abilities.

  • You focus only on results.

  • You are a procrastinator.

  • You set unrealistic standards for yourself and beat yourself up for not being able to do the impossible.

  • You have a high fear of failure.

If you believe you may be struggling with perfectionism and it is causing you distress please reach out to me and let's work together to change your behavior so you can live a healthier life. Don't let you get in the way.

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