Vithas Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital psychologist, "Very high and unreachable levels of expectations, taking physical and mental health forward, the importance of reaching the goal of enjoying the road describes," he said. Carlos Rodríguez Méndez.
Perfectionism can be a virtue. Plan everything well, apply detailed techniques, be precise with personal work and demand for results is positive for everyone.
The problem is when they're overloaded. People who have an extreme level of perfectionism can be strict in their beliefs, highly critical of themselves and criticism. These traits directly lead to pain, frustration and anxiety.
In addition, the attitude towards perfection often reveals insecure personalities that advocate self-defense against any possibility of error. The rejection and fear of external criticism require that a person increase their level of failure.
Perfectionism has consequences for health. A study in Brock University, Ontario, Canada with people aged 24kusuz35 years shows that the most excellent people often suffer from pain, insomnia and fatigue. In other words, sleep problems caused by increased stress, somatization in digestive problems, headaches or dermatitis.
On the other hand, it is common to find cases that result in obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, which is characterized by compelling daily habits that can function as an escape from the anxiety that arises because of not achieving perfection.
In addition, the American National Institute of Mental Health states that these people are subject to constant and disturbing thoughts called obsession. In order to control them, individuals with OCD repeat the rituals and behaviors that they have been forced to do. Those who suffer from disease cannot control their thoughts or rituals interfering with their daily lives.
Excessive results of excellence can be found in the workplace, in addition to the slower execution of studies, with an excessive loss of time in reviews and examinations. In the personal field, perfectionists are often drawn to those who are not present, as well as showing a more natural face to their own existence, acting as a guide in the development of their own and their self-confidence.
Get the midpoint
Continuous pursuit of perfection is not a disease, nor a serious behavior disorder, but it must be controlled because it can evolve in a negative way. Vithas Nisa recommends that you get the center point of the Pardo de Aravaca Hospital.
– be realistic. Know your own limitations and, above all, be aware of their allies. No one has unlimited capacity, and even the most successful people have many weak points. If a man knows how far he can go, he can stop blaming themselves for not being influenced by someone else's comment and for not being better than the rest. Confidence will only develop.
– Comparison. Find your own criteria and determine the best version for yourself. If a person discovers himself by comparing himself, he must recover all alarms and seek new perspectives to analyze the situation. Of course there are positive perspectives for adoption.
– Enjoy. Find the moment of leisure, introspection and self-care. You don't need to spend 100% of your time on the whole, it's better to diversify your work and enjoy the connection holes. You must allow this feeling to go to the greatest moments of tension in life.
– False. It can cause a malfunction and then analyze what happened. If you feel uncomfortable trying to find everything to your liking and perfect willingness, you will not be worried, little by little. Add to yourself that you need to keep things in place and avoid the desire to put everything in your place.
– Work on yourself and look inside. Use relaxation techniques that increase the degree of stress, put yourself in the hands of a professional who helps you to instill, respect, and speak of self-esteem, as you want the individual to speak to him / her. At the same time, we must give the luxury of learning from mistakes the right to be false as the first step to provide something that will reveal its best.
With information from Europa Press