Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Would you not agree? Why then—even despite understanding the cultural and societal expectations and measurement and definition of productivity—do we keep finding ourselves constantly adding more to the to do list, even when those things won’t get done? While this can indeed be chalked up to… Continue reading What if you just…didn’t? The art of doing as little as possible, the opposite of perfectionism, and an argument against working your ass off
what Jen Gotch taught me about perfectionism
I read The Upside of Being Down for several reasons: I love ban.do, I’m interested in mental health, I love memoirs, and the title is catchy af. I wish that were my title. I’m glad I did. Not only is the book title catchy af, Jen’s experience with perfectionism is relatable af. It’s cathartic to… Continue reading what Jen Gotch taught me about perfectionism
top workplace struggles of people with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)
I like to start out OCPD content not with a fun anecdote but with its definition. OCPD is not OCD although they can be easily confused. OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessions and compulsions. People with OCD are largely aware of their Os and Cs. People with OCPD don’t necessarily have that repetitive… Continue reading top workplace struggles of people with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)
the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists
https://youtu.be/REPNOclgcus the sister YouTube video to this post Dear Perfectionists, Quality over quantity is a useful notion in some areas of our lives. But how does it pose problems in other areas, such as work, school and creative pursuits? Let's take just a paragraph to orient ourselves around the key elements of perfectionists: We are… Continue reading the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists
my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating
It seems obvious and yet it wasn't obvious to me: my perfectionistic mindset barriers halt my progress as a content creator (and human) every single day. This post could be construed as a list of excuses but I prefer to frame it as a reflection. It's more like I'm explaining the outcomes of a self… Continue reading my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating
my new therapist has never heard of my mental illness
Going into a session with a new therapist, we all have doubts but I did not expect the therapist to never have heard of my diagnosis.
coping with criticism, esp. when you have OCPD
https://youtu.be/fyInYBFLNPo new video on same topic Having trouble receiving feedback or criticism is a human thing. We want to be praised and validated in our work. However, I am a person living with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), and for me, receiving feedback is a total blow to my system: I’m down for the count, and… Continue reading coping with criticism, esp. when you have OCPD
healthy work-from-home habits 🤪 / mental health and covid-19 🦠
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RJcu-3IR7M COVID-19 has lots of us working from home. COVID-19 has lots of us struggling with our mental health. Working from home generally brings two things, sometimes together, sometimes one or the other, and that is: isolation, and burnout -- which are rarely ever good for our mental health. And essentially this virus has given… Continue reading healthy work-from-home habits 🤪 / mental health and covid-19 🦠
healthy #mentalhealth habits at work *new job* *MY experience*
https://youtu.be/pun55MIXmSc Today I wanted to share how I am establishing healthy habits EARLY at a new job and what these look like *FOR ME*. I am frankly SCARED that my mental health is going to decline and then mess up me job so i'm really trying to be intentional in the first few weeks for… Continue reading healthy #mentalhealth habits at work *new job* *MY experience*
obsessive compulsive *PERSONALITY* disorder – what is it + what does it look like in the workplace?
https://youtu.be/jNBGt2MESi0 On today's #mentalhealthmonday, I answer: What IS obsessive compulsive personality disorder?What is the difference between obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?What are elements of OCPD that can be equated with "positive" traits in the workplace/academia? (In the video above, I call these "pros" of OCPD – that's really not what… Continue reading obsessive compulsive *PERSONALITY* disorder – what is it + what does it look like in the workplace?