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How to Combat Perfectionism — Sharon Martin [206]
February 4, 2020

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The perfectionism habit can leave us feeling inadequate, never able to relax, overscheduled, and generally not-good-enough-ever. Yet it can be deeply ingrained through childhood and culture. So how do we combat it? Sharon Martin has the answers in her book, The CBT Workbook For Perfectionism.


1. There’s a difference between perfectionism and the pursuit of excellence

2. Certain parenting styles lead to perfectionism

3. How to stop people-pleasing and be assertive instead

Sharon Martin, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in helping perfectionists and people-pleasers embrace their imperfections and overcome self-doubt and shame. Sharon writes the popular blog Happily Imperfect for PsychCentral.com and is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism. Learn more at her website:

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