How I stop letting perfectionism hold me back by Kim Argetsinger #perfectionistproblems

How I stop letting perfectionism hold me back by Kim Argetsinger #perfectionistproblems

Hi friends, Wendy here! Welcome to the #perfectionistproblems interview series. My mission with The Gratefulist is to help creatives let go of their perfectionism and embrace their perfectly imperfect selves.

I’ve personally learned so much from other people's perfectionist stories and that’s why I’m sharing these stories in a weekly interview series on the blog, in the hope of helping you deal with your perfectionism. Reading about personal experiences is a powerful thing and I believe there’s so much you can learn from these stories and insights.

Today, I’m very grateful to share Kim Argetsinger from kimargetsinger.com ‘s perfectionist story. Over to you Kim!

5 reasons you’re a perfectionist (it’s not what you might think)

5 reasons you’re a perfectionist (it’s not what you might think)

A few days ago we threw a common belief about perfectionism in the trashcan. This false belief that perfectionism is a collection of traits, like type A, attention to detail, and being very organized.

I don’t blame you for falling for this myth. It’s how perfectionism is portrayed in popular culture. It’s how we talk to each other. She’s so type A, she’s such a perfectionist! Or Stop fussing over details, you’re such a perfectionist!

So many women think that to let go of perfectionism means having to let go of being type A or of being organized. And that causes anxiety (it would for me!).

No wonder we’re so stuck in perfectionism. No wonder we’re so conflicted about letting go of our perfectionism.

To help you untangle this false belief even further, here are 5 reasons you’re a perfectionist (and it’s not what you might think).

How I stop letting perfectionism hold me back by Kimberly Job #perfectionistproblems

How I stop letting perfectionism hold me back by Kimberly Job #perfectionistproblems

Hi friends, Wendy here! Welcome to the #perfectionistproblems interview series. My mission with The Gratefulist is to help creatives let go of their perfectionism and embrace their perfectly imperfect selves.

I’ve personally learned so much from other people's perfectionist stories and that’s why I’m sharing these stories in a weekly interview series on the blog, in the hope of helping you deal with your perfectionism. Reading about personal experiences is a powerful thing and I believe there’s so much you can learn from these stories and insights.

Today, I’m very grateful to share Kimberly Job from sublimereflection.com ‘s perfectionist story. Over to you Kimberly!

Everything you THINK perfectionism is, it's not true

Everything you THINK perfectionism is, it's not true

Okay, my soul-connected creative friends, it’s time for some #realtalk.

There’s a very persistent and dangerous misunderstanding about what perfectionism is and this misunderstanding is perpetuated in the media and in popular culture. In most magazine articles and TV sitcoms a perfectionist character is portrayed as someone who is diligent, detail oriented, conscientious, and overly organized. Basically, the Monica Gellers of the world. Characters of comedy gold.

But here’s the thing, that’s not the definition of perfectionism. Everything you might think perfectionism is, it's not true.

And if you want to be able to let go of your perfectionism, you first need to understand it. I’ve volunteered to be the guinea pig, so that you can use my story as an example. I’m warning you, this is going to be deep down and vulnerable.

Let’s get to it...