Category Archives: Realisation

Parenting with Respect

When I started our Family Project back in July, high up on my list of hopes and achievements for the project was that ‘my children would learn to be more respectful.’ So as usual, when I want to learn how … Continue reading

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Going Backwards

Ok, I might as well make it official.  I’m having a relapse.  I have taken a few (hundred?) steps backwards towards my old perfectionist self.  The one small sliver of a silver lining is the fact that I haven’t travelled all … Continue reading

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Perfectly Punctual

I realised today while I sat by the side of the road in my car that I am a perfectionist about punctuality. I was hanging around because I had a few minutes to kill.  I hate being late, but I also … Continue reading

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The Realisation…part 2.

Striving for perfection doesn’t mean your life is always on an upward trajectory.  It may motivate you to improve, and keep you focussed on trying to get better but paradoxically stops you achieving it. Aiming for perfection will often make you feel, … Continue reading

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The Realisation…

Question: When did I realise that being a perfectionist was damaging me?  Answer: Not until I realised it was damaging my children. Below is an excerpt from my Talent for Living blog in which I talk about my realisation that perfectionism is like … Continue reading

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