So many of us battle perfectionistic traits.
No matter how hard we try, we fall short of our own standards.
This can lead to harmful self-judgement, shame, chronic stress.
Maybe these standards came from society’s expectations, a less than nurturing caregiver, or an intense drive for success.
Wherever it comes from, learning to recognize when perfectionism is doing more harm than good is important.
We can learn to be gentle with ourselves. To accept that “good enough” is enough.
It’s so worth it to give ourselves this gift.