Imperfect, is there anything wrong with being imperfect?
Let’s be honest, we’re all imperfect. There is no such thing as being perfect. Plus, who defines what either of those terms mean when it comes to my life or your life?
What I’ve noticed through coaching others is there is this underlying belief that being imperfect is wrong.
Is it okay to be imperfect?
How can I love myself when I’m so imperfect?
Why do I feel imperfect?
What’s wrong with me?
Those are just a few questions that many have as they struggle with the sense of imperfection.
What about you?
Do you struggle with feeling that you are imperfect?
Feelings of imperfection are known to cause numerous health problems such as…
How would your life change if you embraced your imperfection?
Rather than allowing yourself to fall into the trap of believing the lies of imperfection, why not embrace your perceived imperfections and live your life to the fullest?
Here are a five benefits that I have discovered when embracing your imperfections with a healthier mindset…
1 – You’ll be happier
Perfectionists carry a LOT of emotional baggage from trying to look as though their entire world is 110% wonderful all the time. They’re at a higher risk of depression and anxiety, and hardly ever content with what they have.
Embrace the messy, flawed parts of your life and yourself, and you’ll be happier and way less stressed.
2 – You won’t fear failure so much
Accepting imperfection means failure shrinks back down to being just another aspect of life. Perfectionists tend to take failure personally. It becomes a catastrophe and something that defines their sense of self. But accepting that to make mistakes is human means you see failure as an opportunity to learn, make the necessary changes, and move on.
3 – Embracing imperfection makes you a nicer person
If you’re comfortable with imperfection, you won’t be so quick to criticize and judge others. And that will make you a much nicer friend, colleague, and family member. You’ll be less likely to blow your fuse at trivial things, you’ll cut people more slack, and relationships will be calmer and more rewarding.
4 – Your self-esteem will grow
People who accept their flaws and quirks and are less likely to be hard on themselves when they make a mistake. Perfectionists are usually their own harshest critics; their self-esteem is fragile and easily crushed. Acknowledgment of your humanity means you’re less likely to feel guilty or ashamed when you make a mistake or don’t reach your goals as soon as you might have liked.
5 – You will inspire others
Imperfection is the keynote of being a human. It’s how we learn and progress and connects us. That’s okay and gracefully accepting the ebbs and flows of life will make you someone people look up to and admire. Your kids will see that you value them more than that vase they broke. It’s more important to spend time with them instead of asking if they’ve done their chores.
Turn your feelings of imperfection into a healthy habit. Remember that you control how high you set your own bar of perfection. I’m not saying to lower your values or standards, but you do need to rid yourself of self-defeating thoughts.
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