Welcome to another Instant InspHERation! These are the episodes where Liz and Amanda sit down, just the two of them, to share their thoughts about something they’re passionate about. As two recovering perfectionists (or at least as two perfectionists trying to recover), they want to talk about the dangers of perfectionism and how you can overcome it.
Welcome to InspHERation Nation!
The Weekly Commitment
Every week, we will ask you the same question: What is the one thing that you will commit to doing or improving this week?
Writing down your answer to the question will start a self-accountability process, and following up with this practice after every episode will help you take consistent small actions that ultimately lead to BIG transformations.
If you want to share what you are committing yourself to, we would love to hear! You can get in touch with us at…
5 Ways to Overcome Perfectionism & Be the Best Version of Yourself
- Have grace for yourself. It can help to consider how you would treat a friend going through the same things you’re going through. Would you be so hard on them?
- Know your strengths. Know what you’re good at and gain confidence through that, and understand that you can’t be good at everything (so you shouldn’t expect yourself to be). When you know your strengths, you also know the things you’re not best at, which allows you to be vulnerable, ask for help, and build your tribe.
- Tell yourself the truth. Liz likes to visualize someone interrupting her negative thoughts (Oscar from The Office, specifically) with an “Actually,” statement that corrects her negative self-talk. Amanda likes an exercise where you write down all of the negative things you think about yourself in one column, and then have to write down the truth in a second column next to it.
- Don’t should all over yourself. It’s very easy to compare yourself to other people and say, “Person X is doing this, so I should do this too.”
- Learn to love yourself. Start by acknowledging that you deserve love (and you do!) and then figure out how to show yourself love, which looks different for everybody.