As you may know, Psych Central was recently bought by Healthline. And, as such, changes are on the horizon. At this point, I will not be adding new articles to the Happily Imperfect Blog here on Psych Central. And, unfortunately, some of the existing articles may be removed in the coming months. (I don’t have all the details about what’s planned for Psych Central’s blogs.)
Writing the Happily Imperfect blog has been a wonderful opportunity to help you embrace your imperfections and develop self-acceptance and self-compassion. Many of us feel inadequate and like there is something fundamentally wrong with us. We try to feel worthy through achievements and being perfect. And while perfectionism may seem like a good quality, in reality, it causes unrealistic expectations, relationship conflict, self-criticism, stress and anxiety, procrastination and sucks the joy out of your life. As this blog progressed over the years, I’ve written more about the connection between perfectionism and codependency, childhood trauma, and dysfunctional family dynamics.
I will continue to write new articles on the following topics and share them regularly on my website (LiveWellwithSharonMartin.com).
- Overcoming perfectionism
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Controlling behaviors
- Overthinking and anxiety
- Productivity and procrastination
- Comparison and judgment
I wish you all the best!