Sometimes life can cause us to feel tangled up inside.
When we've got a difficult decision to make; when we're in a challenging situation that we can't figure our way out of; when we're overwhelmed with life; when we're in a conflict with someone we love.
This tangle can be uncomfortable at best, painful at worst.
In these situations, our instinct may be to try to work really hard trying to untangle the knot.
Sometimes you're quoted in an article and no one tells you. I just stumbled upon (aka found when Googling myself...) this LIVESTRONG article from March 2018 that used a couple of my quotes.
10 Ways to Shut Up Your Inner Critic for Good
You'll find me on slide #2 and #8, but I'd recommend checking out all 10 slides for great ideas about dealing with the pesky inner critic that lives in all of us.
Recently, I shared a post on Instagram and Facebook about how therapists are imperfect humans too. It seemed to resonate with a lot of people so I thought I would add it here as well.
Feel free to leave any questions or comments below. And if you know anyone who might benefit from this reminder, please share...
Thanks for reading.
In my training last weekend, I got to confront some of my work-in-progress-ness. It felt like a good a time to share this reminder.
Your therapist is not perfect. She is human.
Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again. ~Julia Cameron
I have worked with countless people who find themselves in the grips of Perfectionism.
I love helping them learn to accept themselves as they are and embrace “good enough.” I love witnessing them discover how this allows them to live more fully, freely, and authentically. It’s exciting, nourishing, and inspiring work.
But it can be hard to make this shift. It takes practice. And like every other bad habit we try to kick, there is the inevitable relapse. I know this because I have lived it.
fara tucker, lcsw
therapist~consultant~teacher in Portland, Oregon