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Barb Knows Best

Aug 16, 2022

In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle unpack their own perfectionistic tendencies and the triggers that come along with being a perfectionist. They also provide tips and tricks for how to break the perfectionism cycle and how to cultivate self-compassion.

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Episode Notes:

· Triggers for a perfectionist.

o Not wanting to let people down.

o Having trouble delegating tasks, because you feel that you are the only person who can get it done correctly.

o Feeling like if you take a break you’ll fall behind.

o Not enjoying hobbies because you don’t feel you are good enough.

o Procrastinating because you don’t feel ready.

o Revisiting text messages repeatedly before hitting send.

o Having a fear of failure.

o Thinking you are only going to happy when you reach your finish line or complete your task.

· Ho'oponopono for self-forgiveness

o To practice ho'oponopono, take five minutes and take a few deep breaths with your eyes closed.

o Then, slowly repeat these phrases to yourself.

1. I love you.

2. I’m sorry.

3. Please forgive me.

4. Thank you.


Resources Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:

· What Made Maddy Run by ESPN commentator Kate Fagan