Sunday, November 18, 2018

STRESS AND THAT STRESSFUL PERFECTION

STRESS IS GUARANTEED WHEN YOU TRY TO BE PERFECT…

Stress always results from trying to be perfect and achieving perfection.  The more you want everything to be perfect, the more stress you put yourself under.  The perfect holiday, the perfect wedding, the perfect birthday party, the perfect life, etc.  Perfectionism is not good for your stress levels.  You can gain stress relief by using the steps in this stress management strategy.

STRESS AND JUST GOOD ENOUGH

Firstly, repeat this statement every day to yourself.  “There are times when near enough will be good enough”.  There you have said it!  Not everything has to be perfect, because you will kill yourself from the stress of trying.

STRESS AND  SELECTIVE PERFECTIONISM

Secondly, pick several activities that you are now going to live with being ‘good enough’ and not perfect.  This will help you to begin to deal with and accept imperfection.  Develop ‘selective perfectionism’, saving it for only the most important activities.

STRESS AND CONCENTRATING YOUR ENERGY

Thirdly, save your energy for those things that do require greater perfection.  Remember the more your need for perfection in your life, the more stress you produce.  So always aim to save your energy and not attempt to achieve perfection in everything you do.  Use selective perfectionism for everything you do.  Otherwise, you’ll just end up highly anxious, worried and stressed out.

WHAT ARE YOUR IDEAS ABOUT STRESSFUL PERFECTION?

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