Perfectionism, overwhelm, and stress are like a roving gang of mean girls whose haughty posture and snarky distain suck the joy right out of the holidays. Perfectionism is, of course, the leader of the pack. The other two simply do her bidding, as they blatantly shred the self-esteem of anyone in their vicinity.
Perfectionism tips the balance away from what is most important to us: love and connection, the celebrations and expression of joy, the feelings of calm and peace, and silent, mindful minds, and instead turns the month of December into a major comparison game in which we consistently fall short. [Read more…]