Voiced by Piper Rasmussen Adapted from the resource Guided Imagery for Groups by Andrew E. Schwartz Intro music by Eric Bartel
Affirm your patterns for handling crisis and making decisions in the ebb and flow of your life tides.
As a part of the process of living, we experience repetitions, falling into daily routines that make our lives smoother and somewhat predictable. On a larger scale, we have our own personal style in approaching crises and important decisions.
After undergoing major changes, we fall back into our routine to gather or consolidate our personal resources in a similarly characteristic style. We even resist major changes in a repetitive way.
This exercise is designed to help us become acutely aware of these repetitions so that we can expand or change the way we experience them or let them go.
Most people would consider having high standards a good thing. Striving for excellence can show that you have a good work ethic and strength of character. High standards can also push you to reach your peak level of performance.
Perfectionism, on the other hand, involves a tendency to set standards that are so high that they either cannot be met, or are only met with great difficulty. Perfectionists tend to believe that anything short of perfection is horrible, and that even minor imperfections will lead to catastrophe.
In this episode, listen as Linda dissects the personality trait that causes issues from procrastination to depression. In other words, perfectionism creates all sorts of mental health problems. Here's how to change it.