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Perfectionism – Part 1 | Episode 48
Episode 4815th February 2021 • Beautiful Baggage • Stephanie Martin Taylor
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While having high standards can take us far in life, trying to earn an "A+" in everything we do can lead to burnout, illness, and depression. Today's episode, part one of a two-part series, is an invitation to take a look at your perfectionistic tendencies. Are they helping you, or holding you back?

Further reading

  • This article, in Psychology Today, explains the fear-based roots of perfectionism and why chronic perfectionism is detrimental to our health and well-being. It also offers a number of helpful tools and mindfulness exercises to keep perfectionism at bay.
  • It's often perfectionism that keeps people who are shy/socially anxious from putting themselves and their work out into the world. More about that here and why "imperfect is the new perfect" may be a helpful mantra to adopt.

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