It’s great when people demand a lot from themselves, because it provides motivation to grow and excel. However, when the standards you set for yourself or for society are too high, it’s a form of perfectionism that needs to be dealt with. Let’s talk about how to do that.
What is perfectionism: a disease or a practical trait?
These days perfectionism has become a real “virus” spreading throughout the society with unimaginable speed. The mass media plays one of the key roles in this phenomenon, cultivating an inferiority complex and presenting us with the perfect images of successful people that are completely happy in every way. Unfortunately, not many of us realize that in most cases these are nothing but pretty pictures. Let’s have a closer look at this issue and dot the i’s.
What is the fear of missing out?
It can safely be referred to as a disease of the XXI century, although the syndrome has existed since the time of the First Men. Our overly enhanced basic psychological characteristics resulted in many of us catching a “sickness” known as the fear of missing out. In Europe, they even came up with an acronym for the “disease” – FOMO. Essentially, it’s the fear of missing out on something crucial, interesting, sometimes even being afraid of losing the sense of purpose in life.
What could the life of a modern person be compared to?
In most cases, to a wheel that we keep spinning from inside, keeping it up day to day. And even when we stop, we do not stop our hasty movement, spinning inside with our daily problems and things to do. It’s highly unlikely we can get any rest in this kind of state, although that does create perfect conditions for stress to fester. Can you make it out of the vicious spinning wheel? Luckily you can.
As we get deeper and deeper into the fall, the problem of seasonal blues is becoming only more acute. And that’s hardly a surprise – after enjoyable spring and summer sceneries, which we could feast our eyes on, moody gray fog typical of fall does not help us stay positive at all. What to do? The one thing you should not do is give in to it.
We are all afraid of failure and defeat one way or another, prepared to do anything to avoid them. The truth is, it’s virtually impossible to succeed without failing from time to time. So how do you learn to cope with failure and make it count?
Postponing an unpleasant task and looking for an excuse to do so is common in every adult’s life. When a child does not wish to do something, they just go ahead and say so. An adult, however, is capable of coming up with solid reasons and good excuses for their procrastination. Today we’ll talk about making yourself do the things that must be done no matter how you feel about them.
Even a vacation you’ve been waiting for the longest comes to an end sooner or later. And then, inevitably, you are back to the daily routine of travelling between work and home… For many, post-vacation stress is soon replaced by post-vacation depression. How to get back to work with minimum discomfort? Let’s talk about it down below.
As soon as the sun gets warm in spring, we start wondering how we are going to make it until the long-awaited vacation. Waiting for a vacation for weeks becomes an ordeal, with the end result – just a couple weeks of rest – bringing nothing but bitter disappointment. How so? Is there something we are doing wrong?