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Journal Prompts for Perfectionism and Self-Criticism

Do you criticize yourself constantly? Or think that everything you do is wrong—while rarely noticing what you do right? If so, targeted journaling can help you let go of self-criticism, create balance in your life, and set realistic expectations. This article provides a set of journal prompts for perfectionism and self-criticism to help you get …

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Managing Anxiety When You’re a People-Pleaser and Perfectionist

For years, I was a people-pleaser, perfectionist, and never felt good enough. I focused on making others happy, avoiding failure and criticism, and constantly tried to prove my worth. I was also riddled with anxiety. Perhaps you can relate. In this article, we’ll explore the connection between anxiety, people-pleasing, and perfectionism. And I’ll offer some …

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Parenting Styles that Contribute to Perfectionism

Perfectionist parents and demanding or controlling parents can cause perfectionism in their children. Learn about all 4 parenting styles that contribute to perfectionism. Are you a perfectionist – someone with impossibly high standards, who wants to please others, and is afraid of not measuring up? Sometimes, we mistakenly believe that perfectionism is the same as …

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10 Ways Perfectionism Undermines Your Health, Happiness, and Success

Perfectionism is Self-Sabotage Sometimes we undermine our own health, happiness, and success without even realizing it. Are you unconsciously doing things that make it harder to achieve your goals? Are some of your personality traits or behaviors negatively impacting your relationships? Are you constantly stressed and exhausted? What is Perfectionism? Trying to do things perfectly …

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