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Self-Sabotage Trap: Perfectionism

  • Perfection, it seems, hinders progress as well as our wellness.
  • Our striving to be perfect makes us go to unattainable standards that tax us mentally and physically.
  • The heavy burden of making everything perfect makes us sabotage our health and well-being, draining ourselves to the point that the goal of perfection is also not possible anymore.

To break this trap, be more kind and forgiving towards yourself for the apparent mistakes. Be aware that you are getting in your own way in your pursuit to help yourself.

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