Perfectionism is a curse isn’t it? A raison d'être for some, or creeping up on others when they least expect it!
I believe we women create a rod of perfectionism for our own back, holding ourselves to exacting, unforgiving and unrealistic standards.
We want to -
- cook like Masterchef,
- have a house that looks like Vogue Living
- create a career that REALLY counts
- and then, we wear ourselves out at the gym trying to “look good nekid”
I’m exhausting just thinking about it!!
In some of the wisdom traditions perfectionism is seen as a form of self harm or violence - not only against yourself, but against others as well.
I know it leaves me depleted, with a severe case of imposter syndrome and then leaning out and not trying any more because I’ll “never be good enough”.
What about you?
And - is there another way?
>> YOUR THOUGHTS - Are you a recovering perfectionist? ? How do you deal with your perfectionist tendencies? Or are you one of the lucky few who missed out on that permutation?
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