©DR. SARAH GLASSFORD 2019

Let's Kick Perfectionism



Striving for perfection? Perfectionism is associated with increased disease and mental illness. It makes sense because of the chronic stress that can result from having a perfectionist mindset. They’ve also found that for people diagnosed with a disease, perfectionism is linked to having poor coping skills and a greater illness impact. The mindset we have affects our physical bodies. Mindset matters! 👊🏼 Perfectionism doesn’t serve us well. It leads to inaction. We find ourselves stalling or frozen because the bar is too high - it’s impossible to reach. I’ve been there.. and it’s not fun. There is no perfection because it’s unattainable. You are not perfect and that’s a good thing. You are learning, growing, and interacting with the world and that’s absolutely enough. We can celebrate our efforts and progress to shift our mindset and allow for self-love. Self-compassion is positive and protective. Every day you are enough 💖