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10 Mantras for a Recovering Perfectionist

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

Perfectionism is a trait that many people fall into and have a difficult time seeing the negative aspect of its features.

Unfortunately, some very brilliant people suffer from it, along with the depression and anxiety it also produces.

Time to uncover the truth and rid yourself of this "disease" once and for all.

Here are some mantras to help you adapt in your recovery:

  1. I am a recovering perfectionist and will no longer use perfectionism as my crutch.

  2. I have a strong sense of self and know that I am adaptable, whatever comes my way.

  3. I refuse to expect myself to unrealistically “do it all.” Instead, I will focus on what I can do and on what I am passionate about doing and I will do those things with excellence.

  4. I accept and embrace failure as a key element of every success I will ever have.

  5. I am committed to training my mind and choosing thoughts that bring life to me.

  6. I believe that I am capable of doing anything that I set my mind to.

  7. I do not fear failure, but instead I see it as part of the struggle that is necessary for my personal growth and development.

  8. I am not defined by my past.

  9. I willingly and enthusiastically step outside of my comfort zone on a daily basis.

  10. I am confident. I am capable. I can be the best version of me through self-compassion, kindness, focus and boldness.

Your homework: The next time that you notice signs of perfectionism popping up in your life, read through the mantras again until your mindset changes.

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