YOU’RE A PROB­LEM PER­FEC­TION­IST

Women's Health (South Africa) - - LIFE ETC -

Your per­fec­tion­ism messes with your over­all hap­pi­ness more than it helps, which can ag­gra­vate any un­der­ly­ing men­tal-health is­sues. Bring your at­ten­tion to avoid­ance be­hav­iours, like giv­ing up new ex­pe­ri­ences be­cause you’re anx­ious you’ll suck. Ad­dress your fear of fail­ure by tar­get­ing skills you be­lieve are im­por­tant but don’t come nat­u­rally to you, like net­work­ing or ne­go­ti­at­ing, even if you feel awks. You’ll also ben­e­fit from ex­pand­ing your do­mains of self­es­teem be­yond work, money or ap­pear­ance. Put time and en­ergy into goals that are not re­lated to per­for­mance. What else do you value about your­self? Spend­ing 30 min­utes a week on that is a good start.

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