Being a perfectionist is a big weight to carry. On the one hand, you value excellence, but on the other, you are never really satisfied until things are exactly … perfect.
That is the thing about perfectionist tendencies - they are a hamster wheel of iteration and judgment. And, when you are running on it long enough, it gets tedious and tiring.
Not only that, in every place it may help you, it also hinders:
Once you are tired enough to get self-help, here are 3 ways to practice UN-doing your perfectionist tendencies. I call it being an imperfectionist:
> Cut out 2 unnecessary things you are doing
> Do 1 thing you don’t know how to do
> Pick 2 things you do and give yourself only half the time to do them in