Uproot Overwhelm and Overeating and Unleash Your Inner Champion.
August 13th, 2014, 2 Comments »
Did you know that you can be a perfectionist and not even realize it? In fact is pretty common among the high-achievers that I work with, and it can be a major cause of self-sabotage, overeating and emotional eating.
Perfection is rarely an attainable standard, so perfectionists hardly ever feel like they are doing or being enough or getting the results that they should to “qualify” as a perfectionist. It’s pretty typical for someone to react with surprise when I suggest this may be an issue.
“Me? How can I be a perfectionist? I can’t even stick with this plan for 48 hours!”
Note: if you find yourself consistently not being able to stick with the plans you create, it’s a good sign your expectations for yourself are unrealistic (that’s perfectionism).
Are you always striving to get it perfect? Never satisfied because it “could be better” or, perhaps you feel like you never do nearly enough?
Successful high-achievers are especially vulnerable to perfectionism. When you consistently expect a lot of yourself or maintain very high standards, it can be an easy fall into the perfectionism trap.
In fact, the pursuits of excellence and perfectionism usually take you in opposite directions. The fear of not being enough or not doing enough causes stress and can limit creative problem solving and risk taking – because failure is not an option. Excellence and success occur when we are open to trying new things, curious when strategies don’t work well, and interested in making adjustments and continuing to move forward.
If you are a smart, busy woman who isn’t seeing the results you would like, it’s worth considering whether perfectionism is getting in your way.
Is perfectionism sabotaging you?
Share a comment and let me know how unrealistic standards slow you down – and strategies you’ve found that help.
Take good care,
August 6th, 2014, No Comments »
One of the things that followers love about our Facebook page is our regular posting of motivational quotes and reminders. In the midst of a stressful day, sometimes just a quick reminder can be enough to change your perspective, remind you to schedule some self-care or me-time, or motivate you to have more self-compassion. I know that life moves quickly, so just in case you’ve missed these, here are some great reminders to keep yourself on your priority list. Enjoy, share, and pin away!
Take good care,
PS: If you’ve “liked” our Facebook page and you aren’t seeing these reminders in your feed, one thing you can try is to click this link and go to our page. At the top of the page, make sure you have “liked” it, hover over the “like” button with your mouse and select “get notifications.” We can’t control what Facebook chooses to show you, but this may help!