How to Manage Your Perfectionism
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Perfectionist behavior is a broad personality trait prevalent in today's generation. It is defined as a hypercritical relationship with one's self.
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There is an increased expectation from our family and our peers to be perfect in all aspects of our lives.
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If you’re struggling with the thought of submitting a task that you feel is less than perfect, create a list of the worst-case scenarios.
Ask yourself what's the worst that can happen. You'll most likely find out that the only negative aspect is the continuous rumination that'll keep you from finishing other important work.
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The trouble happens, though, when you get so caught up in the details that you fail to see the bigger picture.
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To-do lists can help perfectionists move past our paralysis. They may find making a list to be a reassuring guide to their day.
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... into manageable tasks.
This way, you're armed with a set of concrete actions to take rather a vague cloud of high expectations.
... rather than all subsequent steps.
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