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
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
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)
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
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
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?
I know that I'm not perfect. Really, I do. And yet I let my perfectionism – and not just perfectionism, but my belief that my work is directly tied to my worth – rule my life. I'll give you an example – and it's not going to make sense to most people: I (wrongly-but-I'm-working-on-it) believe… Continue reading i’m not perfect