Wednesday 16 October 03:42 PM
✨ PERFECTIONISM and anxiety ✨
One of the things I struggle with the most is BEING KIND TO MYSELF. Being a perfectionist can mean a lot of things, having high standards, striving for excellence - All good things most people would say!! it can also involve setting standards so high, that they’re impossible to reach. Perfectionism can make you feel depressed, frustrated, anxious, and even angry, especially if you constantly criticize yourself for not doing a good enough job after spending a lot of time and effort on a task.
Allowing myself to be anything less than perfect is a huge stressor. And as we all know, literally NO ONE is perfect. Going through your life not ever making any mistakes is IMPOSSIBLE. .
So obviously - my unachievable perfectionism has become a huge source of anxiety for me, so much so that I often have little motivation to even start a task because I know that it’s unlikely that I will be happy with the finished product.
One of the ways I’m working on overcoming this is practicing self-compassion, talking to myself with a realistic and objective mindset instead of an overly critical one. Viewing my accomplishments and talking to myself like I’m my own best friend. Imagining realistic outcomes of the things I’m stressing about instead of blindly worrying.
Not thinking In such a black and white fashion- finding a healthy middle ground for my expectations of myself!
My mind is becoming a better and healthier place each day🥰 🧠
Hope you have a fab day today! Happy hump day and smash all your goals ☀️👊🏼