The cure to perfectionism lies in our ability to surrender to God. Plain and simple.
When we are perfecting every last detail of our projects, our friendships, our outfits, our bodies, to the point where it is detrimental to our well-being, we are forgetting that we are human and that ultimately, we can’t control every last detail. We want everything to be perfect because we think if it’s not and something goes awry, it is all our doing. But we need to remember that we are not God. God’s the one that takes of it.
As a body confidence coach, I see perfectionism play out in the landscape of our bodies. We want the ”perfect” body and we aren’t happy until we get it. But, the sad part is, if we do end up getting that “perfect” body, we are still not happy. Why? Because we don’t know how perfect we already are at our core. We are perfect spiritual beings living as human beings. Humans make mistakes. We do. It doesn’t mean that we ARE mistakes. Therefore, if you have a bit of cellulite on your thighs, it doesn’t mean you ARE cellulite. You have the perfect body that has some cellulite. And that makes you perfect.
-You are more critical of yourself than you are of others
-You are afraid to fail
-You often procrastinateSteps to cure perfectionism:
-Accept yourself as human, a human being that makes mistakes.
-Forgive yourself for mistakes and failings.
-Love and accept yourself as you are.
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About the Author
This article was written by Alison Leipzig, our very own Body Confidence Guru! Alison is dedicated to making our relationship with our bodies loving, safe and freakin' fun and she infuses her confidence philosophies in to everything she creates. Having been through her own struggles with her body and loving and accepting herself, Alison has a compassionate and unique perspective that can allow you to access divine clarity. She also loves to guide our Bella Beauties on their Body Confidence journeys so leave a comment below and she will walk you through your questions and concerns step by step. To learn more about Alison Leipzig or to connect with her further, visit her Bella Life profile here.