Not practice makes perfect, but practice makes good enough.
At the time of leading up to this recording with Dr. Morgan Levy, I was going through an uncomfortable situation. I was working through it with meditation and leaning on others to help me navigate this time of discomfort.
I was judging myself and having to pull myself back into the present moment.
That judgment feeds into perfectionism, which can lead to burnout.
Perfectionism: when we have too high of expectations for ourselves and others – standards that are impossible to meet.
Burnout: a chronic syndrome that we get from the burden of working too hard without any rest
You might already see how perfectionism could lead us into burnout!
Perfectionism can stick us into a loop of constantly trying to be better and do more because we are never meeting our own (way too high) expectations. This can lead to judging ourselves and sending us to a mental spiral that could be difficult to pull ourselves out of.
Dr. Morgan Levy is here to talk us through that mental spiral and how to combat our perfectionism through different techniques. (You are going to love her STOP technique.)
Morgan holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is all about teaching high-achieving professionals the skills they need to optimize their work performance without sacrificing their lives outside of work!
IN THIS LATEST PODCAST EPISODE:
- What is perfectionism and burnout?
- Spiraling and Judging ourselves
- STOP technique, Journaling, and Mindfulness
- The benefits of Mindfulness
Listen below…and discover how to rewire your brain to unblock yourself and get what you really want.
You are Right On Time.
2:45 Meet Dr. Morgan and learn about her expertise
3:25 Burnout and Perfectionism
5:47 Negative effects of over positivity
6:39 How to cope with burnout and perfectionism
7:43 The STOP technique
9:48 Learn about Spiraling
12:08 How are judgment and perfectionism related?
16:39 Why do perfectionists procrastinate?
16:54 Perfectionism is NOT always a bad thing.
20:19 The culture of burnout and perfectionism
22:00 What is Flow Research and is it important?
24:05 12 Stages of Burnout
28:28 Benefit from practicing mindfulness
28:57 What is mindfulness
31:10 Gratitude Practice
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
The book I mention: The Art of Impossible by Steven Kolter
Another great book: Stealing Fire by Steven Kolter
Morgan’s Bundle: The Mindful Professional Bundle