Most people think of perfectionism as a bad thing, but it can also be beneficial. When you tell someone that they are a perfectionist they respond by saying “ugh I wish I wasn’t.” Sometimes getting caught up in perfectionism tends to leave us feeling guilty and critical on ourselves. I am definitely a person that struggles with perfectionism and if you do too, your not alone. You can do this with your work, relationships, health, appearance, and more. Even though it can be difficult to overcome because perfectionism is at an all-time high-still there is good news!
1. You Get To Practice Self-Love
You might look at yourself and your perfectionism tendencies and be ashamed. If you’re willing to admit that you have these tendencies, then you have the chance to improve and grow in self-love. In those moments of perfectionism, know that not every part of you will be perfect but still love yourself anyway.
2. Wanting it “Perfect” May Be A Sign That Your Soul Is Calling You To Do Something Specific
The things we care about the most are the things that are heavily attached to us. These things can be part of our destiny and help us to achieve our goals in life. Perfectionism can be looked at as wanting to push yourself to achieve your goals. Just remember when you feel that sense of perfectionism so strongly, it may be a sign that you are spiritually ready to accomplish the next step to your goals.
3. To Make Things Happen You Must Believe In Yourself
Most people see perfectionism in a negative way, but nothing is entirely good or bad. Life isn’t always just black and white. Part of accomplishing your destiny will include believing in yourself despite feeling flawed. Your losses are part of what makes you amazing.
4. Perfectionism Can Enhance Mindfulness
Mindfulness practices like going to the gym, meditation, and yoga strengthen your mind. Being able to realize that you sometimes will fall into the state of perfectionism is the key to mindfulness strengthening practices. Working through your perfectionism will help improve other areas of your life.
5. Perfectionism Forces To Find More Compassionate Ways To Relate
Someone that is centered and grounded spiritually might disagree with others but ultimately practices non-judgment. Perfectionism is the opposite-its like being the hardest critic on yourself. But, since perfectionism is clearly impossible to achieve it can lead to rock bottom. Many people that struggle with perfectionism hit rock bottom and find more compassionate ways of living for their self and others. Anytime you feel a sense of perfectionism it would be a positive reminder to treat yourself with compassion.