Perfectionism

I’m Done Being The Perfect Older Sister

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Like moms and other women in caregiving roles, it seems that older sisters are disproportionately likely to take on family responsibilities.

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How I'm Setting Realistic Parenting Expectations In A Pinterest World

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Pinterest makes doing every aspect of life perfectly look easy.

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Why I’m A Relentless Overachiever

More than simply maintaining high expectations, I force myself to be an overachiever.

More than simply maintaining high expectations, I force myself to be an overachiever.

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Why I Must Commit To Self-Compassion

Despite my newfound awareness that I must practice self-compassion, I simply do not feel worthy of it.

Will practicing self-compassion make me feel, or become, selfish? I cannot discern when to hold myself accountable versus when to cut myself slack.

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Stop Beating Yourself Up — You're Doing Your Best

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The facade of control I’d spent so much energy maintaining was ripped from me. I am doing my best, and that’s good enough for me.

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Comfort In Chaos: I Am The Crisis Friend

I Am The Crisis Friend.

I don’t know what “normal” is — that is to be not in crisis — because I never knew normal, to begin with. I am the crisis friend.

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We Have A Perfectionism Problem

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We need to stop trying to be perfect. I know better than most that it is much, much easier said than done.

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You Aren't Lazy — You're Just Terrified: On Paralysis And Perfectionism

Perfectionism is exhausting. It steals your time, your energy, your joy, your life.

Do you feel stuck? Paralyzed by fear that you will be bad at what you want to accomplish? The never ending cycle: perfectionism, procrastination, paralysis.

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I Have One Thing In Common With Donald Trump (And It Is NOT Funny!)

There's so much more power in laughter than we realize.

Critique devastates me. I never want to do anything wrong. When I believe I have done something wrong, I tend to avoid the situation or people involved indefinitely. Run somewhere where I can try again. Start from scratch.

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What No One Told Me About Eating Disorder Recovery (That Everyone Should Know)

Take your time, treat yourself well, and most of all, don’t let the crappy parts stop you.

I could tell you the story of the eating disorder itself, but there’s a lot of good reading out there about that. What I want to talk about is recovery.

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