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SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE A PERFECTIONIST

SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE A PERFECTIONIST

If your perfectionism is not affecting your moods, if you feel great when you achieve something and laugh when you don’t and keep aiming higher, great. You are what’s known as a ‘normal’, ‘adaptive’, or ‘positive’ perfectionist, or what some people would say should just be called a high achiever. This type of perfectionism is healthy and serves to propel you towards your goals.

But if you are one of the many who suffer with their perfectionism, who live with a running soundtrack of self-defeating thoughts and constantly feel like life lets you down, then you have, ‘maladaptive’, or ‘negative’ perfectionism.

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RELEASING GUILT

RELEASING GUILT

Guilt that motivates us to apologize fulfills the purpose of experiencing the guilt in the first place.  This is the virtuous side of guilt. However guilt that manifests into shame and changes what we believe to be true about ourselves is like a noose around our necks.  It destroys our emotional energy and leaves us feeling immobilized and deeply entrenched in shame.

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THOUGHTS ON OVERTHINKING

THOUGHTS ON OVERTHINKING

Whether you’re beating yourself up about a mistake you made yesterday or obsessing about how you will perform tomorrow, you’re stuck in overthinking. While most of us overthink sometimes, some people just can’t ever seem to quiet the constant barrage of thoughts. Their inner monologue is on a constant repeat of two destructive thought patterns—rumination and worry.

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TRIGGERS

BRAIN DUMP: GET IT OFF YOUR MIND AND DONE!

Imagine this:  The sensation of a million thoughts whizzing through your mind.  So many things…  So many jobs and to-dos and items to be taken care of.  Thoughts and feelings and events…all jumbled together in one big mess.  A million things that keep whizzing and soon you’ve spent an hour overwhelmed and stressed trying to figure out where to start. That’s mental clutter. That’s why we Brain Dump.

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WFH WORK-LIFE BALANCE

WFH WORK-LIFE BALANCE

The images that portray working from home, artificially glamorize the situation.  In reality, for some WFH has been awesome while for others, full-time remote work has been more of a nonstop monsoon of tasks, emails and Zooms.  The question remains:  Is WFH contributing to an increased lack of balance between home and work life?

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BOUNDARIES

BOUNDARIES

Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and a healthy life. Having healthy boundaries means that you know and understand what your limits are. By recognizing the need to set and enforce limits, you protect your self-esteem, maintain self-respect, and enjoy healthy relationships. Unhealthy boundaries cause emotional pain that can lead to dependency, depression, anxiety, and even stress-induced physical illness. 

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HI, I’M KATRINA,

My happy place:  Toes uncovered and face in the sun feeling its’ warmth on my skin.  This is where I go to refill my spirit and rejuvenate my soul.  Power, passion & purpose is a blog dedicated to just that:  filling up our own cups so that we can be the best version of ourselves for those around us.  Together as women, we can learn, grow and make positive changes as we embrace all that this life has to offer. XO

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