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  • Margaret Marques

Let's Talk About Perfectionism!

So, have you ever felt like you're constantly striving for perfection? You know, like you need everything to be flawless, whether it's your work, your appearance, or even your relationships?

You might just be dealing with a little something called perfectionism.


Understanding Perfectionism: Okay, let's break it down. Perfectionism isn't just about wanting to do your best. It's like this never-ending quest to be absolutely flawless, and it can seriously mess with your head. It's like you're always chasing this impossible standard, and even when you come close, it's never quite good enough.


The Root of the Problem: So, where does this whole perfectionism thing come from, anyway? Well, it often starts way back in our childhoods. Maybe we had parents who only praised us when we did something perfectly, or maybe we felt like we had to compete with others to prove our worth. Whatever the case, perfectionism tends to sneak in early and stick around if we're not careful.


The Perfectionism Pitfalls: Now, let's talk about why perfectionism can be such a pain. First off, it's exhausting! I mean, constantly striving for flawlessness? That's a one-way ticket to Burnout City. Plus, it can seriously mess with your confidence and your ability to take risks. After all, if you're too afraid to fail, you'll never really get anywhere.


How to Kick Perfectionism to the Curb: Alright, so how do we break free from the perfectionism trap? Well, one thing that can help is changing how we think about success. Instead of seeing it as this all-or-nothing thing, we can start focusing on progress over perfection. Celebrate the small wins instead.


Another thing we can do is practice some mindfulness techniques. That might sound a little woo-woo to some, but hear me out. Just taking a few minutes each day to breathe, meditate, or even just check in with ourselves can help us let go of that need to be perfect all the time.


And hey, speaking of letting go, how about we embrace a little vulnerability? I know, I know, it's scary. But opening up about our fears and insecurities can actually be super freeing. It's like saying, "Hey world, this is me, flaws and all!"


Conclusion: Perfectionism might seem like the way to go, but trust me, it's a dead-end street. So let's cut ourselves some slack? Embrace the messiness of life, celebrate our imperfections, and remember that progress beats perfection any day of the week.






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