Carolina Chanis

Four reasons why we need to talk about perfectionism

My theme for 2022 is to KEEP IT SIMPLE. So, here it goes, the unfiltered list of why I want to talk about perfectionism and impostor syndrome:

We are giving advice that keeps us stuck

I’m a perfectionist who could not separate her self-worth and identity from her work. I spent many years focusing on what I believed was “the problem”, that perfectionism would get in the way of my productivity and efficiency.

We are not talking about the subconscious

Apparently, if I could just “change my thoughts”, then my life would be different.

We are not talking about the underlying emotional issues

Back in the days, I could give you a laundry list about why I was a perfectionist, but I had no idea how to keep perfectionism from ruining my life.

We are not talking about how trauma is a part of it

Your perfectionism is a coping mechanism that you developed at an early age to survive.

I write about the emotional courage it takes to start a thing…from the lens of an extreme perfectionist