If you’re like the rest of us you’ve likely tried to change everything all at once. What happens?
It doesn’t work!! Something gives usually within the first week or second week and we either give up all together or get so mad at ourselves we feel inadequate, like a failure or that this is NEVER going to work because we can’t get it perfectly, every single time.
Our mindset goes from excited and ready to overwhelm, stress, anxiety, frustration and anger.
Experts tend to define perfectionism as “a combination of excessively high personal standards are overly critical self-evaluations.”
49 percent of women said their stress has increased over the past five years. 92 percent of working moms and 89 percent of stay-at-home mothers felt overwhelmed by work, home and parenting responsibilities, mostly due to perfectionism.
Anxiety and depression are only some of the mental health problems that specialists have repeatedly linked with perfectionism.
According to Wikipedia, perfectionism is a risk factor for obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive personality disorder, eating disorders, social anxiety, social phobia, body dysmorphic disorder, workaholism, self-harm, substance abuse, and clinical depression as well as physical problems like chronic stress, and heart disease.
Can we just step back and really let that sink in a moment?
Does any of this relate to you?
Send me a message if it does.
I always talk about overwhelm, creating a balanced life and simplicity but having that connection to perfectionism really shines a light on why we’re always stuck in this cycle, doesn’t it?
Where does this perfectionism come from and why is it getting in the way of living our best life?
How do you learn to become more calm and present in a busy and chaotic world?
How can you better harness the power of your inner self to create the life you want?
Those are the questions we’ll be looking at during our Nourish Your Purpose Now lesson Wednesday evening.
Wednesday July 8
Zoom ID – 475 696 7903
Would be honored if you joined me.
Nourish your purpose now,