For our mothers out there, I challenge you to take on something new this Mother's Day. Let in the possibility of failure just a little bit and see how it impacts your approach to bigger challenges. And for daughters, instead of getting mom a card saying she's the 'perfect' mother this Sunday, let's embrace her for the perfectly imperfect person she is. Let's break the cycle of the 'perfection or bust' mindset once and for all.
My habit of perfectionism happens when I engage in a repetitive self-critical thought pattern, consciously or unconsciously, to try to combat feelings of unworthiness that result from of other habitual irrational thoughts. My feelings of unworthiness are a reflection of my self-judgments telling myself I am unworthy.