Simply J Weekly Words: Perfection
When did we become obsessed with being perfect? Where was it stated that perfection was a requirement for who we are or how we act? Did it start with being punished for making mistakes when we were young? The fiction seen in social media for those who seem to have it all.
I’m sorry to rock your world on a Tuesday morning. Perfection does not exist. And it seems to cause more harm than reward.
We have endured and witnessed individuals, including ourselves, cease the things they enjoy and love because they could not perfect them, which seems quite ridiculous. They become obsessed with obtaining perfectionism, and in many cases become paralyzed with the notion of trying to obtain a sense of flawlessness.
Based on our research and experience, perfectionism is linked to anxiety and other mental health issues, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
We would like to start accepting ourselves for who we are including all our imperfections. Let’s replace perfection with progress. Let’s focus on accepting our mistakes and continue to move forward. Let’s make a promise for continuous improvement.
We must do our best to live with love in our hearts for ourselves and each other.
Life is short. Keep going.