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i worry all the time and beat myself up for not being perfect. - June 20th 2011, 12:38 AM

I dont know what to do but perfection is taking over my life and making me unhappy. My relationships, appearance, weight, etc...i worry tremendously about it all...its not healthy, but i dont know how to stop it. I also seek approval from everyone and i get upset when i dont feel that people really like me as a person. any help/insight with this struggle to be perfect and please everyone?
   
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Re: i worry all the time and beat myself up for not being perfect. - June 24th 2011, 02:12 PM

I can't be of much help because I am not sure what to do. I feel the same exact way as you do. Maybe if you do find out you could let me know? Sorry again that I was of no help to you... Have a great day and If you ever want to talk you can PM me or add me.
   
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Re: i worry all the time and beat myself up for not being perfect. - June 24th 2011, 04:47 PM

I used to be the same way, but I've managed to get it under control (most of the time anyway). How long have you felt this way? and can you think of anything that triggered it? Also, how do you define perfection and why? I know these might be tough questions, but it might help you figure out why this is happening and then how to fix it. I eventually realized that I was trying to meet my Dad's expectations of perfection for me, which at the time were unattainable so I was able to determine what was good enough for myself and it didn't matter so much anymore what everyone else thought of me.


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