As a recovering perfectionist, I’m learning to overcome four obstacles: the importance of breaks and self-care, my worth and productivity, asking for help, and trying new things. As I move toward establishing a healthy version of myself, I’m slowly becoming aware of my needs and better ways to incorporate those needs when I take on projects or goals.
Affirmation: I don’t have to do things perfectly. My best is good enough.
Can you relate to being a perfectionist? How do you feel about being a perfectionist?
What affirmations can you practice to help when you find yourself wanting to achieve perfection?
What are some habits you can change or shift if you believe yourself to have unhelpful perfectionist tendencies?
What color drink describes how this week is going for you?
Comment with the color drink that describes how this week is going so far:
Yellow- Okay, I guess.
Gray- Not so great.
Pink- It was challenging, would like support.
Reminder: You are doing the best you can and that is always good enough.
Find this Check-in here in The Pencil Case on The Mighty.
Pick a self-kindness affirmation card to accompany you through the rest of the week:
1. I am enough. 2. I give myself permission to rest. 3. I give myself space to learn and grow. 4. It’s okay for me to ask for help. 5. My worth is not dependent on how much I get done. 6. I honor my needs by resting when my body tells me to.
Feel free to add your own affirmation!
Find this Check-in here in The Pencil Case on The Mighty
If there is one word to define me, that word would be resiliency. My unrelenting will to keep coming back stronger and better is what makes me who I am.
I move on.
It’s a kind of elasticity. Adaptation.
I face what is mine and I craft it into myself.
It is a part of me.
To become more of myself is the purpose and the goal.
And as I adapt and adjust, I leave a little of what was me behind.
I am not what I was but still is who I am.
Whatever was me is still me, but now I embrace what I hid. I am the shadow and id. The ego.
All that is me I learn to admire, I tame the impulse. I am my own choice. I choose me.
I am my biggest challenge.
I face that challenge.
If I am not what I know I can be, I am failing my resiliency.
If I were to tell you that the lists of things you’ve done, the relationships you have, or the job titles you’ve held don’t make you who you are, would you believe me? If I were to tell you that you are whole just because, would you think I’m wrong?No matter what we do or who we think we have to become we are fundamentally valuable and worth living every single day. It doesn’t matter how much we get done, or how much we’ve been through, every day we wake up we hold the power of our value and worth and that never changes.”I am” despite of anything that follows that statement.
Whether we believe it or not we are progressing! With every goal we achieve, no matter how small, or every time we do something we didn’t think we could, we are becoming better.
Better can mean more aware, more accessible, or even an increase in willingness. With each step, we are becoming better at what helps us.
Calmness is the ultimate mental space I wish to be in at all times. With anxiety and depression, it’s difficult to calm myself, especially during an emotional downward spiral. Each time I’m able to calm myself, I’m learning to take control of every moment.
Affirmation: With every breath, I have the choice to remain in a constant state of calmness.
You can find this reflection card on my Mighty page here.