Struggling with anxiety, self-criticism, depression, or unrealistic expectations of yourself? You don't have to live like this. Ann Marie Dobosz, MA
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Is perfectionism making you feel "not good enough" about how you're handling life under COVID-19? Listen to some thoughts on how to talk back to your inner perfectionist and feel OK about how you're navigating this weird, ever-changing, unpredictable world.
anchor.fm On today’s show, I have the privilege of speaking with Ann Marie Dobosz. Ann Marie is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the bay area, and the author of The Perfectionism Workbook for Teens. In this episode, she shares real life examples of what perfectionism can look like in ourselves, a...
Millennials suffer from perfectionism in record numbers, as a result of constantly being “sifted, sorted and ranked” -- in exams, job performance assessments, or on social media, where they feel compelled to curate a perfect life.
businessinsider.sg Because the modern world equates performance, status and image with usefulness, millennials feel that they must outperform their peers in order to show their value.
“It’s like chasing a carrot that you never actually catch because what you achieve is never enough, there’s always something more—better grades, a bigger promotion, a higher salary—which leaves you with the feeling that who you are is never enough,” says Ann Marie Dobosz, a San Francisco-based psychotherapist.
wsj.com Parents can have high expectations without imposing rigid and unrealistic standards.
"Perfectionists believe that at their core they are unlovable or 'not good enough,' and try to make up for that with perfect grades, job promotions, high salaries, awards and achievements,” said Ann Marie Dobosz, MA, MFT, a psychotherapist who specializes in perfectionism, anxiety, depression and self-criticism. https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/07/05/seeking-perfection-even-though-we-know-its-impossible/
psychcentral.com A teenage boy is an exceptional baseball player. Every time he pitches a perfect game, his parents praise him. Every time he doesn’t, his parents lecture him on what he did wrong (and he berates himself). They encourage him to train long hours. A young woman is convinced she’s too big. Her mother an...
If you’re waiting to feel 100% confident that nothing will go wrong, you’ll never start (or finish) anything.
Believing things have to be done perfectly means believing that any mistake or flaw is going to end in catastrophe.
Do you worry about how your anxiety makes you look to others? #perfectionism http://ow.ly/EiUr30cJ76g
thoughtcatalog.com I’m not a good conversationalist — and it makes me seem like a sh*tty friend.
Plagued by anxious thoughts? Trying to think your way out of bad thinking pours gas on the fire. Try something else.
Wondering if your child is a perfectionist?
romper.com At some point, every parent realizes that their child is unique. It's impossible to accurately predict exactly who your child will become or how...
Do you have a perfectionist voice inside that criticizes, obsesses, & worries constantly? Find out how to talk back.
Modified #perfectionism: the refusal to accept (almost) anything short of (near) perfection. http://ow.ly/x5GV30crycq
Do you focus on everything that went (or could go) wrong, and ignore all the good? Congrats, you're human!
"OMG, I'm such a perfectionist!" Listen to me talk about why you should drop this humble brag from your vocabulary. http://ow.ly/aLtd30cljCw
Do you shove down, wish away, or ignore your emotions? The short-term gain of avoiding an unpleasant feeling is offset by the long-term pain of anxiety, depression, or general low emotional IQ that results. http://ow.ly/cKvt30clkHG
annmarietherapy.com You might be thinking, “I don’t want to wallow in sadness,” or “I don’t want to get stuck in anger and not get out of it.” We have a lot of fears...
Ever worry what your therapist is thinking about you?
There are still a few spaces left in my upcoming group on healing perfectionism. Starts April 20 in San Francisco! http://annmarietherapy.com/you-dont-have-to-be-perfect-to-be-good/
annmarietherapy.com Do you have a nagging voice in your head that says things like: “You’ll never get it right, why bother trying?” “If you take a night off and relax,
Are perfectionism and self-criticism getting in the way of you living the life you want? You don't have to live like this. Join a six-week group in San Francisco to learn how you can do it differently. Starts April 20!
annmarietherapy.com A six-week group for people who are getting regularly run over by the two-ton truck of perfectionism.
Ann Marie Dobosz, MFT
Want to participate in political activism, but find anxiety and self-criticism are getting in the way? I am running a four-week group in San Francisco to offer tools and support! http://annmarietherapy.com/anxious-about-political-activism/
annmarietherapy.com A group for people who want to participate in political activism but feel paralyzed by anxiety about making phone calls, going to meetings, or participating in marches. Support and practical tools.
For perfectionists, it's hard to enjoy day-to-day life when you know you should be getting started on something. http://ow.ly/k9eU307COlv
teenvogue.com Yes, you can be both.
Don't let #perfectionism be the downfall of your resolutions. http://ow.ly/goxq307CMkg
yourtango.com You CAN succeed!
Self-esteem is what we think about ourselves, self-compassion is more about how we treat ourselves. #perfectionism http://ow.ly/Ry7H307hxR0
healthyplace.com Practicing self-compassion can increase your self-esteem and health. Here are 10 ways to practice self-compassion right now. Take a look
Invite a growth mindset into your life in 2017. #perfectionism #growthmindset http://ow.ly/mnnZ307hAMb
Don't spend your time off ruminating about mistakes and flaws. #perfectionism
Don't let #perfectionism win during the holidays. Check out these simple (but not easy) ways to be kind to yourself
How to spot extreme #perfectionism in yourself. http://ow.ly/CJDS3073tR0
creativereview.co.uk The pursuit of perfection is often lauded in the creative industries, but as a leadership trait it can also be disempowering and corrosive....
A reminder for #perfectionists getting stressed out by the holidays.
Underneath #perfectionism is a "fear that you’re not good enough and that others will reject or abandon you." http://ow.ly/BkFF3073syy
blogs.psychcentral.com Why are women susceptible to people-pleasing and perfectionism? While people-pleasing and perfectionism aren’t exclusively women’s issues, women...
Wondering if you are a #perfectionist? Take this quiz! Who doesn't love a quiz? http://ow.ly/QakI306omuA
annmarietherapy.com Are you wondering if you or your child is a perfectionist? Check out these quizzes to see where you fall on the spectrum of healthy and unhealthy...
Worried your child is a perfectionist? http://ow.ly/KSKU305BOEq
smh.com.au Teachers and parents are struggling with a rise in teenagers pushing themselves so hard to be perfect, that they risk their mental health and,...
Our brains are wired to focus on worries and mistakes, we have to make an effort to take in the good. http://ow.ly/VLc6305BPSG
A lovely exploration of five women's experiences with #perfectionism and feeling inadequate. http://ow.ly/hGch305BOPx
theguardian.com It seems more girls than ever feel the need to be perfect – at a time when the mental health of young women is a growing concern. We asked how...
Are people trying to talk you out of your emotions right now, telling you to stop feeling angry or sad?
annmarietherapy.com Emotions are running high post-election. I’ve been told I need to stop feeling sad, or that being angry won’t help. I’ve been encouraged to wait...
Thanks to Christopher Willard for your kind words about my book, The #Perfectionism Workbook for Teens! http://ow.ly/syCY305BOu
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