I was so pleased when they invited back to the Expresso Morning Show, once again to talk about a topic near and dear to my heart – Perfectionism. I am a recovered Perfectionist, and still working on so many layers of awareness where this is concerned. I thought anger was my problem but once I started working on that I discovered that my perfectionism caused my anger, So that’s where I needed to go to help me make the changes I needed to live a better connected life to those to myself and those I loved.
I think we live in a society that values ‘being perfect’ too highly and we are not aware of the costs. We often feel very frustrated with ourselves and those around us when we or they do not meet our expectations. Most or even all of the time we these expectations are unrealistic.
These are some of the negative effects of Perfectionism by thegratefulist.com
Here are some of the questions we discussed on the show
- When you call yourself a perfectionist – what exactly does that mean?
- How can we help our kids, and ourselves as parents, be healthy strivers or excellence seekers?
- As it pertains to our children – why is it important to be advocating for the acceptance of imperfection?
- Is there a deeper reason why people seek perfectionism? And why is it important to recognise that?
Enjoy the show and let me know what you thought.
Shenaaz Moos – Happy Confident Me