Continuing in our series on “Shaking Shame,” today we are talking about perfectionism. Where there’s perfectionism, there’s usually shame nearby we need to “shake.” You may wonder how can striving to be perfect can connect with shameful emotions? Let’s discuss what perfectionism is and what it isn’t to help you better understand how to let go of it.
A perfectionist sets excessively high performance standards along with overly critical self-evaluation and concerns with others evaluations of themselves. This self-destructive and addictive belief system only perpetuates perfectionism and shame.
In order to “shake” perfectionism and the devastating effects it can have on oneself and relationships, I recommend 3 things:
One of our therapists at GROW Counseling will be an excellent resource to help you implement these three ways of shaking perfectionism to lead a full life happiness and connection!
Written by: Porsha Jones
Originally posted on Grow Counseling