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Episode 26: Unpacking Perfectionism

August 16, 2022

Episode 26: Unpacking Perfectionism

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In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle unpack their own perfectionistic tendencies and the triggers that come along with being a perfectionist. They also provide tips and tricks for how to break the perfectionism cycle and how to cultivate self-compassion. 

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Episode Notes:

  • Triggers for a perfectionist:
    • Not wanting to let people down.
    • Having trouble delegating tasks, because you feel that you are the only person who can get it done correctly.
    • Feeling like if you take a break you’ll fall behind. 
    • Not enjoying hobbies because you don’t feel you are good enough. 
    • Procrastinating because you don’t feel ready. 
    • Revisiting text messages repeatedly before hitting send. 
    • Having a fear of failure. 
    • Thinking you are only going to happy when you reach your finish line or complete your task.
  • Ho’oponopono for self-forgiveness:
    • To practice ho’oponopono, take five minutes and take a few deep breaths with your eyes closed. 
    • Then, slowly repeat these phrases to yourself.
      1. I love you.
      2. I’m sorry.
      3. Please forgive me.
      4. Thank you.

Resources Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:

What Made Maddy Run by ESPN commentator Kate Fagan

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