COMING UP FAST: STRESSBUSTER - SETTLE FOR LESS

COMING UP FAST: STRESSBUSTER - SETTLE FOR LESS - Being hooked on perfectionism sets you up for a lifetime of stress and disappointment. Beat the habit now. Try these suggestions:

by GAEL LINDENFIELD, author and lecturer, www.gael-lindenfield.com
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Being hooked on perfectionism sets you up for a lifetime of stress and disappointment. Beat the habit now. Try these suggestions:

GO FOR GOLD in only one area of your work and one area of your personal life at a time.

LABEL OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES silver and bronze - projects where you know you can drop your standards a little without courting disaster.

MARK TASKS on your daily 'to do' list with either a G, S, B or E (for enough!). Ask a friend or colleague to monitor you.

REWARD YOURSELF with a mini-treat every time you reach the good-enough mark - even when you are going for gold.

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