I am a perfectionist. It is hard for me to finish projects because they can always be better. Being a perfectionist also contributes to my inconsistency and procrastination. I put so much pressure on myself to do something great or just be the best. An example that I struggle with is reading the Bible and praying. I don’t stay consistent because I always pressure myself to read every day or I condemn myself a bad Christian. It does feel good the days when I do read the bible and I pray. It feels like a weight off of my shoulder but the hard part is reaching my own expectations for me. I am always trying to be this perfect version of myself at the expense of myself. I’ve noticed that being a perfectionist has inhibited me to have peace within my mind and with myself. I don’t feel free. I am critical of everything and I hold myself back. I wait to have all of my ducks in a row until I can do something that I want to do. So what is the point of being a perfectionist?
It isn’t healthy and there aren’t results. It affects hobbies and things that I would want to progress in. There isn’t a need for it anymore. If you are anything like me you may have these symptoms as well from being a perfectionist.
Here are some reasons why perfectionism isn’t healthy:
- Not Authentic (meaning no peace)
- Inconsistent because you put too much pressure on yourself
- Procrastination/Never completing tasks
- You hold yourself back because you wait for all your ducks to be in a row
- You’ll never be at your best
Again, there isn’t any worth to keep picking at yourself and plus it is not your place to judge anyone including yourself.
-Stop condemning yourself
-Learn to let go of the control and give it to a higher power
-Accept yourself and know that it will all work in your favor
Once we take these steps and learn how to be free life will be so much better. 🙂
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