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26 2011

Less Than Perfect Day – October 1

Syndicated from: Work Smart Live Smart Stress and Wellness Tips

 Less Than Perfect Day    I am a perfectionist.  I like things done my way.  I often have trouble letting things go.  I am continually looking for ways to improve upon things.  I even notice how the trees are arranged haphazardly in my bush and I have to resist the urge to `clean it up``.Perfectionists are extremely hard workers and they generally accomplish more than the average person. Perfectionists are extremely hard on themselves and on those around them.  They see the smallest details of imperfection when the average person would not notice them. Perfectionism has been linked to anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, alcoholism and many other destructive behaviors and problems.Perfectionism is a bad habit.  I found a quote that said that Less Than Perfect Is A Perfect Start.Something I need to keep in mind.Beverly`s Hot Tips For Celebrating Less Than Perfect Day:No one is perfect and that is okay.  Give yourself permission to not be perfect.Challenge those thoughts of criticism and unrealistic expectations.  Stop them in their tracks and change them to something less critical or better yet, take note of the positive in the situation.Use positive affirmations like the ones below:I am not perfect. Nobody is perfect.I don't have to be perfect. My best is good enough.If things don't go the way I want, it's okay, I can accept that.Even if I don't succeed, it's okay, what matters is that I try my best.Know your priorities.  Is what you are spending your time trying to perfect apart of your priorities and values.  If not move on.If you would like to find more strategies to help you deal with health, wellness and stress - please visit the resource section at you have some strategies to share - comment on this posting! To bring Beverly to present her stress and wellness strategies to your team or to find more wellness days, weeks and months - visit      .Providing the tips and strategies to help you gain more joy, success and meaning in your life.

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