As you probably know I’ve been writing blogs on perfectionism for a while now. Last year my daughter who is now 8 years old was having some issues at school and perfectionism was raised as a cause for some of her meltdowns. She has to go and see the school art therapist for a while. During this time I immediately went into failure mode thinking oh I can’t even stop my daughter getting perfectionism when I’m supposed to be the expert on treating it. I must be a poor parent/role model etc. I felt a lot of guilt for a long time despite knowing it wasn’t helpful. It was really difficult to let it go.
Month: December 2016
When I got to university I put on a lot of weight in that first year. In retrospect there were a lot of reasons for it, including the complete change in lifestyle, more accessiblility to pub food and grog and other personal reasons.
Rock bottom is that point where you get so sick of the misery you ask yourself whether it is worth continuing – you want to escape so it’s either end it all or do something drastic –anything at all to feel better.
by Honor Newman