I wouldn’t have called myself a perfectionist, but I now recognize some key thoughts that contribute to these bad habits and cluttered areas. Keep in mind – perfectionism doesn’t always have a neat-as-a-pin appearance.
Let’s think of this as something therapeutic we can do together, OK? We’ll expose these thoughts and the trouble they bring with them. At another time, we’ll talk about what to do with these aggravating things. For now, let’s bring out the suspects!
This will be a series of at least one or two more posts. I really think so many of us face these kinds of thoughts and find ourselves under a lot of undue pressure. I want to help you relieve that pressure, after maybe one more post about identifying perfectionistic thoughts.
If you have some nagging perfectionistic thoughts that often roam your mind, put them down here in the comments. Putting them out here in the light makes them so much less scary for everyone. Take this as encouragement and let’s do this together!
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From Psych Central's Erika Krull, MS:
Three More Perfectionist Thoughts That Can Hurt Your Family Life | Family Mental Health (April 19, 2012)
Last reviewed: 19 Apr 2012