Episode 1: Recovering Perfectionist

Are you a perfectionist? Perfectionism may be a driving source for some, and for most it also creates roadblocks. Caitlin explains a review of the research that shows there is a divide in whether perfectionism can be helpful at times or not and how our society and the media portrays a perfectionist ideal. Perfectionism takes a few different forms and at its best can be a risk factor and at worst it correlates with depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. What kinds of things can you do to overcome the negative effects of your perfectionism? Caitlin explores making peace with imperfection, becoming successful at imperfection, noticing and challenging critical voices, and developing more gratitude and appreciation. Caitlin creates a gratitude journal challenge.