Psychotherapist Dr Sheri Jacobson says that low self-esteem is one of the main symptoms of depression and that perfectionists are more prone to seeing life and themselves in terms of success/failure, and are less able to see that failure is only their perspective and not that of others.

Dr Jacobson suggests three easy ways of ‘letting go of perfect’…
1 BE IN THE PRESENT – forget past events or future worries. What matters is what’s happening now.
2 STOP RIGID THINKING – there is a vast middle ground between strong and weak, smart and stupid. Going to extremes damages self-confidence.
3 SHOW YOUR VULNERABILITY – asking for help is human and will help you connect with others.

 

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