Whether you describe yourself as a perfectionist or not, one thing’s for sure: women hold themselves up to very high standards. And a lot of them are unrealistic. So, when we fail to meet them, we get angry, frustrated and down on ourselves. Not exactly the best way to boost self-love, now is it? So, to keep self-love strong, it’s important to avoid perfection. And here are three ways to do just that.
Quit the comparison game
Bad habits are hard to quit cold turkey. So, giving up comparison isn’t easy, but it’s a must if you want to avoid perfection. That’s because when you compare your life with other ladies and their lifestyles, you end up disliking yourself rather than loving who you are and what you have.
Take a break
We value the hustle, the go-getters and the over-achievers. And while this sort of drive and focus is important and necessary, it can also bring you to an undesirable destination: burn out, adrenal fatigue and loads of chronic stress.
So, allow yourself to take a break – to stop and smell the roses and to pat yourself on the back for everything you’ve done so far. You deserve your own love and attention.
Tell yourself you don’t have to be everything
Your identity is probably multi-faceted. You may be a girlfriend, fiancé, best friend, manager, an artist, yogi or anything else. And while it’s totally cool to do your best, it’s also important to tell yourself that it’s okay if you don’t slay every single role.
Giving yourself the space to be imperfect can help you love yourself and appreciate all of your efforts.