Having an analytical mind is an asset in moderation. However, when it’s combined with perfectionism it can become a constant state of discontent.
You may think that such a mindset is needed to excel in a career. Sure! Many jobs require analysis and precision as you are dealing with concrete and measureable matters. An example is engineering and science, where quantifiable facts dictate the right or wrong answers.
However, not all aspects of life have absolutes. For many situations at work or home there’s no right or wrong answers, only opinions.
If you paint your entire life with a “perfect” brush, you may find yourself drained, depressed, and anxious. You may feel that you’re running in place and chasing a moving target. Life becomes a hamster wheel. Your mind becomes your worst enemy.
Additionally, looking for perfection also promotes rigidity in opinion. It sings to the tune of how a person “should” go about life. It causes or intensifies friction and emotional distance in relationships.
Whether you are someone who can’t stop your mind from analyzing and criticizing or if you’re in a relationship with such a person I can help you get relief.
Perfectionism is an unhealthy coping skill. It’s there to mask emotions and give a false sense of control. I work with you to gain insight into the cause of your perfectionism and support you to become more comfortable with your emotions. I guide you to recognize that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be lived and be fulfilling.