"The perfectionistic voice in my head tells me I’m a failure. If I could just be more efficient, I’d get it done. Maybe I even just have anxious feelings and don’t really know where they came from. Maybe instead of looking at my to-do list, I’m actually just sitting on the couch scrolling through my phone instead of doing anything at all.
It’s easier to avoid altogether than it is to sit with the discomfort of not-good-enough.
That is the insidious side of perfectionism. Nothing is good enough. And, back to the question of self-worth, if your overall feeling about yourself turns into a loop of not-good-enough, how worthy of love, energized, and connected will you feel?