You may find that the costs of perfectionism are too great, and that compulsive behaviors actually outweigh whatever advantages perfectionism holds for you.
Perfectionists tend to see things as perfect or imperfect with nothing in between. Demanding perfection of oneself can quickly become overwhelming and lead to procrastination.
Set goals within your skillset that can reasonably be accomplished. If you set unrealistic goals that are left unmet, you may find yourself disappointed or anxious.
Create a schedule and stick to it! When your time is up for a particular activity, move on to another one.
If you stop making mistakes, you stop learning and growing. Remember criticism is a natural thing from which to learn, rather than something to be avoided at all costs.
Self-criticizing and "all-or-nothing" thinking can have a negative effect on those
around you. Try to view your work through another's eyes; we are our worst critics
Special thanks to Glenn Hirsch, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, for this information.
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