At an early age we are conditioned to aim for perfection. We are constantly comparing ourselves to a false ‘ideal,’ leading to feelings of envy and embarrassment when we fall short. Now more than ever with social media, we chase the dream of perfection almost to the point of obsession. We scroll through Instagram feeds of seemingly perfect moms who are impeccably dressed, showing off their impossibly well-behaved children for perfect family photos. That isn’t reality for most of us. And it’s ok! By changing our relationship to perfectionism and avoiding the trap of comparison, we open ourselves up to happiness and fulfillment.
Visit http://www.momshierarchyofneeds.com to read my article, “How To Find Bravery in a Culture of Perfectionism”, where I review the latest book “Brave Not Perfect” by Reshma Saujani, best selling Author and CEO of Girls Who Code. In her book she talks about how she stopped chasing perfection to transform to a more fulfilling, happier, personal and professional life.