A self-compassionate person can allow themselves to make a mistake and learn from it, rather than self-criticize. If you do recall trauma in your early life, know that your perfectionism is likely one result of that trauma. Journal your negative self-talk and correct them with more compassionate and realistic statements.
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Among the benefits are increased self-confidence and getting more enjoyment out of life.
You may be fearful of what would happen if you did not set such high standards. This is part of the all-or-none thinking in perfectionism. It is highly doubtful that your behavior would shift to the other extreme of being sloppy or lazy if you stopped being a perfectionist, although this is a com...
A good-enough outcome gets the job done, which is often more important than getting it done perfectly.
Consider how it’s affecting your own happiness or preventing you from reaching your goals.
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Particularly in the West, people have adopted a propensity for self-criticism as a cultural value, and tend to self-punish when dealing with setbacks and failures, she says. But excessive self-criticism gets in the way of achieving your goals.
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A sure way of practicing self-compassion is by actually trying to learn lessons from all your experiences, especially the negative ones.
You should stop judging these experiences as being good or bad, but rather look for the meaning of each and every one of them.
If you remember a negative emotional response that triggered past procrastination, start thinking about how you can reframe the task. You can look at the task as an opportunity to learn a new skill, or frame it as a fun and enjoyable task.
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