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.