How to Take Care of Yourself When You Are Busy Taking Care of Everyone Else

Have you been putting yourself last? Are you so busy taking care of everyone else that there’s no time and energy for yourself? Well, you’re not alone! Lots of us are stretched to the max.

Perhaps you’re happy to take care of everyone else’s needs – your kids, spouse, friends, parents, even your dog. Or you may be overwhelmed, exhausted, and growing resentful because their needs are consuming so much of your time and energy that...


Reflective Questions to Help You Quiet Your Inner Perfectionist

Your "inner perfectionist" tells you that you're not good enough. It pushes you to achieve more, work harder, and prove your worth. It tells you that rest is lazy and hobbies are a waste of time. Perfectionism tells you that mistakes are catastrophic and if people see your flaws, they'll reject or criticize you.

So, how do we get rid of this unhelpful perfectionist thinking?


Positive Self-Talk for Codependents

Why your self-talk matters
We all talk to ourselves constantly (either out loud or silently in our heads). These thoughts are called self-talk. We’re not conscious of most of our self-talk, but occasionally, you probably hear yourself saying things like I’m such an idiot or I can’t believe I did that.

Often, we need to slow down in order to tune into our self-talk. As you go through your day, try to pay attention...

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4 Parenting Styles That Contribute to Perfectionism

Are you a perfectionist – someone with impossibly high standards, who wants to please others, and is afraid of not measuring up? Sometimes, we mistakenly believe that perfectionism is the same as striving for excellence, but in most cases, it doesn’t actually motivate us or help us accomplish more. Instead, it leads to self-criticism, stress, health and mental health problems, and the belief that self-worth and love have to be earned.
Why do some people...


What is Self-Love and Why Is It So Important?

What is self-love?
There’s a lot of talk these days about self-love. It sounds great, but what does it actually mean? How do we love ourselves – and why does it matter?

Self-love means that you accept yourself fully, treat yourself with kindness and respect, and nurture your growth and wellbeing.

Self-love encompasses not only how you treat yourself but also your thoughts and feelings about yourself. So, when you conceptualize...


34 Affirmations for When Perfectionism Makes You Feel Inadequate

Perfectionism makes us feel inadequate
Perfectionism – the relentless pursuit of being flawless in an effort to prove our worth and avoid criticism -- adds unnecessary stress and pressure to our already demanding lives. When we strive for perfection rather than excellence, we’re never satisfied. We always feel deficient because we’re comparing ourselves to an impossible standard. We feel flawed and inadequate, so we try to prove our worth...