Do a weekly review to reflect on your progress
Try to identify things you avoided due to fear of failure and situations where your perfectionism wasn’t worth it or moments where you did well despite being uncertain.
Your objective here is to learn where perfectionism has a positive impact and where it does not.
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Perfectionists tend to keep tweaking their work endlessly. To counter that, you can create a checklist for each task.
With a checklist that reminds you to confirm what you’ve done, you needn’t endlessly slog. You’re following a process with discrete and measurable goals.
Realizing when you are working for diminishing returns lets you be less perfect about some things, so you can concentrate on what’s important.
Achieving perfectionist ideals takes extra time and effort that doesn’t always translate into a bigger impact of your results.
To manage your perfectionism you can “calibrate your standards” by showing your efforts to someone early in the process. You may discover it’s already “good enough. ”
Even if you need to continue to work on it, the feedback will help you improve. Also, keep in mind that your work often needn’t be the final word, it just has to contribute something useful.
Talk honestly and openly to someone about your tendencies and how you’re working on getting better.
Ask them to tell you when you are being too fussy about something so you can think about it.
Many perfectionistic tendencies are rooted in fear and are maintained even when they become counterproductive. Perfectionists worry that if they are less meticulous and conscientious, it will hurt their performance and standing.
Perfectionism can motivate you to perform at a high level and deliver top-quality work, but it can also increase anxiety and slow you down.
It can either propel you into serious action or paralyze your ability to accomplish even the most basic tasks.
Often, those who struggle with perfectionism have issues giving up control. In them lies a deeply rooted fear of failure.
Perfectionism is a personality trait, which can be an endless pursuit of high standards in every area of our lives, but can also be a 'disorder' like condition or a phobia, akin to 'Fear of Failure'.
To-do lists can help perfectionists move past our paralysis. They may find making a list to be a reassuring guide to their day.
But there's also a risk: to-do lists can backfire if they become yet another report card we perfectionists use to evaluate ourselves too harshly.
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