Why Perfectionism Isn’t Perfect — and How to Overcome It

I’m totally aware of the irony of posting a video about perfectionism five days late. I’m working on accepting not being perfect. It’s hard. I’m probably going to watch this video more than any of you.

Of course… I’m posting it at 4am because I stayed up all night trying to get it just right sooooooo…I’m also working on accepting that I’m not going to be perfect at not trying to be perfect.

Progress?

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LINKS:

Brene Brown on vulnerability: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en#t-1197560

The many faces of perfectionism: http://www.apa.org/monitor/nov03/manyfaces.aspx

The cost of perfectionism when you have ADHD: http://marlacummins.com/the-cost-of-perfectionism-when-you-have-adhd/

How adults with ADHD can let go of perfectionism: http://m.additudemag.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.additudemag.com%2Fadhd%2Farticle%2F2992.html&utm_referrer=#2569

The alarming new research on perfectionism: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/09/alarming-new-research-on-perfectionism.html

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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Why Perfectionism Isn’t Perfect — and How to Overcome It

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Therapist Nicki
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