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How do we get it right?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I have never thought of myself as a perfectionist, I do have the all or nothing attitude at times. I need to back off of that mind set, the how is the puzzle. I just need to look to others for some guidance.
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BARBANNA 11/22/2012 9:36AM

    I tend to gravitate to perfectionism and the all or nothing which makes nutrition and fitness tough. I have moved more away from some of thuis with SparkPeople's help. When there an explanation for why the scale does not budge, or why I can't get enough folate or too little fat in my diet I feel better. I tend to make life really hard for myself when I have expectations that are too tough.

I hope you can be more lenient on yourself an realize you don't have to get fit or loose weight on a time scale.

What's great is you have good insignt into your behavior so you can make posistive chage.

Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 11/22/2012 7:17AM

    I hear ya! I'm the same way. And knowing that is always the first step. To be honest, I'm working on it by being kinder to myself. I would never expect anyone else to live up to the high standards that I set when I do things. (It takes me twice as long to vacuum the house as it does DD or DH, but when they finish it always looks just as great... or close enough.) So why do that to myself? And who needs the guilt trips that I give myself when I DON'T get around to doing something just b/c I couldn't give it my full attention? I wouldn't give guilt trips to anyone else! I'd appreciate them for even putting forth the effort!
So, be kind to yourself. You DESERVE kindness.
After all, we wouldn't want a friend to tell us all the time how we failed to do something "just right" or "not at all" constantly. So be a good friend to yourself.
~ t.
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