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How to Overcome Your Need for Perfection


ADHD and perfectionism tend to go hand in hand. But why? Often the need to be perfect is driven by a deeper desire to avoid judgment and criticism. Additionally, many people with ADHD convince themselves that they must be in just the right mood to begin a task or that if it can’t be done perfectly,

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  • January 3, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Go, Natalia! Great message to start the year going in a positive direction. Although I’m quite well aware of the truth and wisdom of what you’re saying, it’s nevertheless difficult for my Long-time ADHD-riddled-brain to break free of deeply ingrained behaviors /habit patterns. (Excellent book on this subject: “Finish” by Jon Acuff)

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  • January 9, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Invaluable article! My new mantra is ‘DONE is better than PERFECT.’

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  • January 23, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks. This is a timely reminder for me as I am being made redundant whilst also being tasked with transitioning work to others.
    My expectation for myself is to make sure all scenarios and exceptions are covered which is piling the pressure on immeasurably. I will try to focus on getting it done.

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