Perfectionism


I’ve been trying to work on my perfectionistic thinking. I can see how it doesn’t serve me, but what I have ended up doing is pushing the thoughts away or ignoring them.

This is my normal pattern:

C: Work day
T: I should have been more thorough in doing that
F: Inadequate
A: Worrying about all the things I did less than perfectly. Not focusing on what I have planned.
R: I thoroughly criticize myself and my day. I’m doing things less thoroughly (because of being so distracted)

I am having trouble believing something new because there is still part of me that believes it would be better if I did things “better.” I can see how thinking this way has me showing up worse than if I didn’t believe this way.