Be Happy, Not Perfect!

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Mary Choi on Mar 30, 2009 at 12:32PM

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Be Happy, Not Perfect!

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The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

Trying to live up to perfection can take a toll on your health. Dr. Domar writes that perfectionists are vulnerable to postpartum depression, eating disorders and other stress- and anxiety-related conditions. They often struggle with low self-esteem, depression, frustration and disappointment. So if you’re always worrying about the dishes in the sink and the dust underneath the couch, take a deep breath. It’s time to reframe your expectations…and be happier and healthier as a result.

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