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Thursday, August 22, 2013

I kind of have a conceptualization of a perfectionist as someone who just always does things really well; flawlessly. Like my mom - everything she touches becomes perfect. I don't feel like I'm a perfectionist because I'm barely holding it together most days.
Though I am extremely uncomfortable with this shirt.

But recently I came across a list about perfectionism and discovered that several of the points describe me to the tee. It really exposes the dark side of perfectionism and how it can hinder a person.

It's interesting to think about. I think that identifying those behaviours and recognizing their basis in perfectionism can help set a person free from some of that. SparkPeople has a lot of articles and comments on how you don't need to try to be perfect, just try to pick yourself up and keep going. I think that getting into that mentality is beneficial not only for weight loss and healthy living but for every aspect of life.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MLLEMINOU 8/29/2013 2:15AM

    emoticon Your discussion on perfectionism is bang on in my opinion!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 8/23/2013 12:28AM

    Show me someone who is perfect and I'll show you someone who is failing at being normal. If a person never makes a mistake they never learn how to do better.

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SUNSHINE99999 8/22/2013 10:55AM

  very nice. Have a great day! emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 8/22/2013 10:55AM

    I love that checklist and that goes along with what I've always thought about perfectionist. I'm glad someone else agrees.

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