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So many of us feel intense pressures to achieve more, do more, and be more. We’re constantly bombarded with the “my life is perfect” messages on social media. It’s no wonder that so many of us feel like we’re not measuring up.Here's how you can help yourself to overcome this.

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/imperfect/2017/03/perfectionists-decrease-self-criticism/#.WMynoTDAaPU.facebook

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Some scary new research on the lives of perfectionists but this also shares some good tips for overcoming the tendencies and also, not passing them on to your children.

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If you have perfectionistic tendencies, Flett advises (in the last article I shared) aiming the trait outside yourself. “There is much to be said for feeling better about yourself by volunteering and making a difference in the lives of others,” there are lots of other benefits to volunteering too so I thought I'd share this to really encourage you to help others.

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Love this on moving forward through imperfection from the brilliant Seth Godin...

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Happy New year! I wish you success, health and happiness and if you're back to work today this might help you ease back into work!
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This is a beautiful interview with so much insight and the brilliant Elizabeth Gilbert talks about the dangers of perfectionism specifically at 30.18

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What do you think of this list? Does it represent what you understand perfectionism to be?
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An interesting article about perfectionism. I find that a lot of high achieving women (and men) are perfectionists, they put a lot of pressure on themselves and that can become very stressful.

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Really interesting look at the science behind why we procrastinate...

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