Monday, June 15, 2009

Perfectionism and How To Overcome It

This is the result I got from about.com. It explains everything.

You're A Perfectionist
You probably already know that your perfectionistic tendencies cause you stress and complicate your life in some ways, but you probably don't realize the extent of perfectionism's negative effects on your lifestyle and stress level. The resources below can explain more about perfectionism, and give you resources for changing. I highly recommend you begin the journey now. Don't worry if it takes a little time to change your patterns; any progress made can benefit you from now on!

Try the quiz at this link: http://stress.about.com/library/perfectionism/bl_perfectionism_quiz.htm


According to the solutions I read, these are things you should do to overcome perfectionism:
1. Make a cost-benefit analysis
Make a list of all the ways perfectionism is hurting you (and those around you), and you’ll be more motivated to shed these tendencies.

2. Become aware of your tendencies
You may not realize how pervasive perfectionism can be. By becoming more aware of your patterns, you’re in a better position to alter them.

3. See the positive
If you notice something you don’t like about yourself look for five other qualities that you do like.

4. Alter your self talk
Those who wrestle with perfectionism tend to have a critical voice in their head telling them their work isn’t good enough, they’re not trying hard enough, and they’re not good enough. If you’re going to overcome perfectionism, you need to work on changing this little voice!

5. Take baby steps
You don’t have to sacrifice the end result, but if you set bite-sized goals for yourself and reward yourself when you achieve them, you’ll tend to be more forgiving with mistakes.

6. Enjoy the process
Begin focusing more on the process of reaching toward a goal, rather than just focusing on the goal itself

7. Learn to handle criticism
Constructive criticism can give you important clues on how to improve your performance, making your less-than-perfect performances into useful stepping stones that lead to excellence.

Have a great process!!

regards,


2 comments:

Denise said...

Hello my friend, love you.

Denise said...

Hello my friend, love you.

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