Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Health? | Mark's Daily Apple - Deepstash
Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Health? | Mark's Daily Apple

Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Health? | Mark's Daily Apple

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Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Health? | Mark's Daily Apple

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Being motivated is great. But there’s a big difference between healthy motivation and aiming for perfection. Healthy motivation looks like self-focus, self-compassion, and having a growth mindset, while perfection is more about people-pleasing, fear, and control.

Perfectionism can also be learned by growing up around perfectionist parents. Maybe you used to hear them openly criticize themselves, or second-guess their choices, or blame themselves for your missteps. If so, it’s easy to see how you could pick up those behaviours yourself.

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The pursuit of perfectionism is not always a bad thing. Research has found that people who hold themselves to high standards are thorough and engaged with their work and are motivated to succeed. But there’s a tipping point when the rigid standards of perfectionism start to do more harm than good.

I've always been struggling with being less productive and less accomplished until I've discovered that I actually suffer from perfectionism. This article had helped me at that time to start thinking differently and getting things done appropriately !