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Old 02-20-2007, 09:51 AM
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historyteach
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I've got problems with perfectionism. I'm working on it. I tend to beat myself up for any mistake I make. Alternately, I then throw the towel up and say, "the heck with it all!" (Not really, but, I can't print what I REALLY say, lol!)

This post is a great reminder for me.
I need to read it for a few days and let it sink in.

Anyone else deal with these issues of perfectionism?
How do you deal with them? How do you accept yourself as human with faults, especially when we strive in our recovery. For me, to fail at smoking means I'm back to 3 packs a day, coughing my lungs out, being broke all the time and being a slave to RJ Renolds. So, it's important that I not fail.

But, traits of perfectionism are not healthy, nor are they attractive.
It's up to me to moderate my behaviors and attitudes.

Care to share how you do that?

Shalom!
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