... into manageable tasks.
This way, you're armed with a set of concrete actions to take rather a vague cloud of high expectations.
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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.
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.
... rather than all subsequent steps.
Focusing only on the next action gives you permission to work on something even if you don’t have it all figured out—which is crucial to completing tasks that in the past have left you paralyzed.
... by designating A, B, C, and F Tasks.
Assign your tasks a time limit to force yourself to not get lost in perfecting each and every detail.
Often, perfectionists bite off more than we can chew — one consequence of not prioritizing.
... rather than outcome goals.
We often become so focused on the end result of a project that we don’t appreciate and enjoy (or ever really get started on) the process.
The satisfaction of small wins keeps us intrinsically motivated.
'Eat the Frog' is an excellent productivity method for putting your highlight into action early.
It is often the task we most want to avoid (therefore, eating the frog). It could be a task that feels too big or makes us uncomfortable. During your planning session, put your "frog" at the top of your to-do list and assign a time. Then add your other tasks below.