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How to get over ‘never good enough’ | Psyche Guides

Healing from unhealthy perfectionism

If you believe you are an unhealthy perfectionist and that it could be masking your own deep-rooted emotional problems, the following stages can benefit you.

  • Consciousness: Becoming aware that your perfectionism is a problem.
  • Commitment: Change the goal of commitment to that of intention.
  • Confrontation: Confronting your personal beliefs.
  • Connection: Connecting with feelings you've long suppressed.
  • Change: Changing your behaviour.

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