In: Perfectionism

Clutter Stress Depression
January 17, 2015

My post about getting things done sparked a lively interest and a bit of controversy. One of the careful readers of…

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I Can’t Stand It! (ACT)
November 9, 2014

This week began with me spending three or four hours writing up a summary of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for…

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Irritability and Coming Home from Work
May 21, 2014

I feel bad about it but at the end of the day I end up in a fight with my husband….

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Why Do We Procrastinate?
April 30, 2014

Procrastination may be related to impulsive decision making. This somewhat surprising finding is based on a large study of twins. Most modern explanations of…

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Perfectly Attuned
August 9, 2013

Today’s post revolves around a universal wish for others to be perfectly attuned to our needs, and the resulting disappointment when…

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When Your Mirror Lies
June 27, 2013

When an individual spends massive amounts of time obsessing about minor defects or even normal elements of their appearance that it…

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Know Your Body
June 26, 2013

Geneen Roth talks about how infatuated she was with her imperfections while growing up. She was constantly thinking of how much…

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The Pressure of Perfectionism
June 18, 2013

In today’s society, many people struggle with the desire to be perfect. Perfectionism is the view that anything done in…

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Needing to be Perfect
February 26, 2013

The need to be perfect is one of the “dangerous ideas” that can destroy a life. It often comes from the…

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