Stop Perfectionism in Its Tracks with Compassion — More Timely Tips

In a previous blog post about the childhood roots of perfectionism, I shared 3 tips to help you deal with perfectionism. This self-sabotaging time thief at once slows you down and wounds you. It presents you with an impossible goal, no matter what you’re doing. Then it proceeds to criticize what you produce and eat…

Practice Makes Progress — Let Go of Perfect and Focus on Process

Practice is a very powerful tool for developing and sustaining skills. And yet, for many people the word has negative connotations. How many of you remember being called inside to practice the piano when you wanted to be playing with your friends? Not fun. And practice can feel boring and/or painful at times. Think about…

Truth Serum for Perfectionistic Poison

Truth serum is what you need if your life is infected with perfectionistic poison. And truth serum is what we shared recently in our post titled “Perfection Paralysis – Overcome It with 3 Tips.” You see, many of us (myself included) carry inside what I call a perfectionist sub-self. This sub-self gives us messages and supports time…

Productivity Boosts for Finding Time – 7 Tips

Productivity is something we’re all aiming for, and it can be elusive at times. Every day offers new challenges and discoveries about yourself and how you make time choices. So, whatever it is that has you feeling stuck in the slow lane, don’t give up hope. Quite often, when you pause and take a look, the solution to…

Perfectionistic Poison: You’re So Perfect … and I’m Not

Today I’m sharing an article titled “Perfectionistic Poison: You’re So Perfect … and I’m Not” that appeared recently in our monthly Finding Time e-zine. To receive your own copy of this time resource – right to your in-box – all you need to do is sign up for our Finding Time Success Kit in the sidebar. Or,…

Perfectionism: Wise Voices Weigh In!

Perfectionism doesn’t have to undermine your confidence, sap your energy, and bring your productivity to a frustrating halt. We’ve been looking at ways that you can counter the perfectionistic messages that you carry with you. And the good news is that, with practice and steadiness, your Wise Voice really can overcome

Perfectionism: Edit Your Inner Dialogue and Break Free!

Perfectionism trips up so many people (myself included)! Moving beyond your perfectionism is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Think about it: Finding time to do your best involves preparation and focus – AND it also involves letting go. Knowing when to let go is the key to your freedom. Your time is…