Journal Prompts for Perfectionism and Self-Criticism

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journal prompts for perfectionism

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Self-Care When You’re Overwhelmed

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Self-Care When You're Overwhelmed

When you’re overwhelmed or stressed, self-care is more important than ever! But it’s not always easy to make the time or energy for it. So, read on for tips on practicing self-care when you’re overwhelmed. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is your stress level rising? If so, you’re not alone! Most people are facing increasing levels […]

Accepting What We Can’t Control

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Accepting What We Can’t Control

Accept what we can’t control is hard! How do you cope when life doesn’t go as planned? Life rarely goes according to plan. I used to think I could make a plan, work hard, and accomplish what I’d set out to do. I’m a planner. I like routines and consistency. I like to know what’s […]

5 Perfectionist Traits that Are Holding You Back

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5 Perfectionist Traits that are holding you back

Perfectionism can create more problems than it solves. Do you have any of these perfectionist traits – overthinking, overworking, criticizing, procrastinating, or being inflexible? If you do (and many of us do!), you know that perfectionism can be more of a hindrance than a help. On the surface, perfectionism seems like a good trait to […]

Seeking Self-Forgiveness

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Seeking Self-Forgiveness: How to Forgive Yourself Using Self-Compassion

Seeking Self-Forgiveness: How to Forgive Yourself and Put an End to Self-Criticism Using Self-Compassion. As perfectionists and codependents, we tend to be overly self-critical. Sometimes we make significant mistakes, we hurt others, we screw things up in a big way, and need to apologize and make amends. However, often we’re harsh with ourselves for even […]

6 Ways to Change Your All-or-Nothing Thinking

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6 Ways to Change All-or-Nothing Thinking and Cognitive Distortions

Are you an all-or-nothing thinker? Perhaps you see yourself as a success or a failure, attractive or disgusting, smart or stupid. And you see others as with you or against you, right or wrong, thoughtful or selfish. Seeing things as absolutes, black or white with no shades of gray in between, can leave you feeling […]

Parenting Styles that Contribute to Perfectionism

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Is your parenting style causing perfectionism?

Perfectionist parents and demanding or controlling parents can causes 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 […]

10 Ways Perfectionism Undermines Your Health, Happiness, and Success

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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 […]

Choose Excellence Not Perfection

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Choose Excellence Not Perfection

In this article, you’ll learn about the difference between striving from excellence and perfectionism–and how striving for excellence (not perfectionism) can lead to better results! The difference between excellence and perfection When we strive for excellence, we have high standards. And in general, there’s nothing wrong with having high standards. In fact, it can be […]