Reducing the Stress of Perfectionism
|Starts:||12:00 11 Nov 2014|
|Ends:||13:00 11 Nov 2014|
|What is it:||Activity|
|Organiser:||The University of Manchester|
|Venue opening hours:||12:00-13:00|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
It can be very helpful to have high standards. Having goals helps us to achieve things in life. However, when these goals are either unachievable or only achievable at great cost, it makes it very difficult. Perfectionism involves a persistent pursuit of demanding standards and basing your self-worth on this pursuit, which results in a huge cost to your wellbeing.
Problematic perfectionism can be distinguished from high standards, by the negative impact it has on your life (e.g., relationships, work, self-esteem, mood). If we are perfectionists we tend to equate making mistakes with failure, leaving us with very little flexibility and room to learn and develop our skills and which can lead to avoidance. This is an example of the unhelpful ‘All or nothing’ thinking and behaviour that is associated with perfectionism.
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This event is part of Wellbeing Week 2014 (10th-14th November). To see all the events on during the week please see: http://events.manchester.ac.uk/calendar/tag:ser-wellbeingweek/ or to download a printable PDF and to find out more about the week, visit http://www.manchester.ac.uk/wellbeingweek.
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