From my garden
How do I get free?
To escape being a slave to perfectionism
you need to understand and challenge
the underlying beliefs that drive us
to get “things right”.
Perfectionists think that their beliefs
For an example:
“If I make a mistake
it will be catastrophic.”
Get into the habit of challenging
these thoughts with a reality check.
Take note of when you make a mistake-
or something was not quite right…….
Did your feared outcome come to fruition?
Replace this kind of thinking of being “perfect”
with the realistic thought “I will do my best”.
This can be frightening at first.
But make a start on setting realistic standards.
Remember: they are there to help you to do your best.
This way you won’t lose the things that mean the most to you-
relationships, leisure time, good health.
Good luck! It will take practice. Eventually things will improve.
Good Health Magazine ( Jennifer Garth)