Seize The Moment Podcast

The Trap of Perfectionism: Is It Making Us Sick And How Do We Get Out? | EP.32

On episode 32, we welcome back Liz Dorval to explore the widespread increase in perfectionism. We discuss why we believe we need to be perfect to be accepted, how it prevents us from achieving our goals, and what we can do to reduce its harmful affects on our lives.

Perfectionism is defined as a hypercritical relationship with oneself. While aiming for excellence and having big goals are healthy, perfectionism becomes toxic when we begin to expect ourselves to reach all of them, all of the time.

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Perfectionistic thinking and expectations have been linked to depression, anxiety, self harm, suicidal thinking, and loneliness, begging all of us to search for resolutions.

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