Anecdotally, there appears to be a pretty high correlation between perfectionism and AIP…
“Why would anyone want perfection when growth comes from flaws?” ― Shannon L. Alder
As we each dig further into our own personal autoimmune-related healing, there’s ‘stuff’ that surfaces. One of the common pieces of ‘stuff’ that I see come up in AIP Reset and with my one-on-one clients is reframing PERFECTIONISTIC tendencies into more constructive stories. This can take some work after years of both imposing high standards on ourselves and trying to live up to the expectations of others.
In this Facebook Live, I’m talking about the difference between demanding perfection and striving for excellence. There’s a subtle but significant difference in meaning between the two.
The Autoimmune Protocol is a big beastie to navigate – pacing yourself is key…
The video is 15 minutes – a short one this time around!
If you’re thinking a little about how perfectionism may be affecting you, and you’d like to learn more about changing the channel on your stories, this is a fab’ resource – ‘The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown.
It’s all about practical ways you can go about accepting that you are enough, just as you are.
A big part of releasing perfectionistic tendencies is learning self-compassion. Sounds easy, but this can prove to be a BIG challenge for many of us. The one surprising fact that convinced me what a deal changer this practice can be is that not learning self-compassion was holding back my healing.
This post explains in more detail – Why Self Compassion is NOT Selfish