The antidote to perfectionism is self-love and acceptance. Get a deeper understanding of the difference between perfectionism and excellence--one will drain your energy and drag down your confidence, while the other will energize you and build self-confidence. Here are some affirmations to help you shine bright and put forth new sprouts...
The antidote to perfectionism is self-love and acceptance.
Sometimes you have to step sideways into self-love. But when you do find a way through perfectionism, past judgment, into the wide open space of excellent effort, the sensation of opening and illumination is a delight, and elevates all that you do and all that you are. This Spring is a perfect time to grow into your best Self.
Look to the natural world for joy, innocence, and beauty; We accept the natural world as beautiful in all its complicated balancing ways; maybe we can accept ourselves just like this, and break the frosty rime that holds back the shoots and leaves of beautiful new growth...
There is a key energetic distinction between perfectionism and excellence. Part of Virgo's "shadow side" is a tendency toward perfectionism, and being overly judgmental not only of others, but of ourselves. Listening to your inner critic all day long will drain your energy and drag down your self-confidence, leaving you feeling pushed and drained.
The good news is that perfectionism is just a stepping stone on the way to excellence. While the results of each may look like success, but the intention and mindset behind the work make all the difference in how we feel in the end.
Excellence will energize you and build self-confidence. It is a space of Enthusiasm that is enormously positive to the Spirit, as we do our best to work toward a determined outcome.
Sometimes, when we get caught up in a highly charged 'productivity' mode, it is possible to write off self-love and self acceptance as a slippery slope to being passive, not trying, or putting in a half-hearted overly-relaxed effort. Nothing could be further from the truth. Self-love and self acceptance are the keys to excellence in all things, allowing our spirits to flourish and our true selves to shine.
I deserve to live in an atmosphere of joy and acceptance.
This present experience is a stepping-stone to a new awareness.
Every habit and pattern I create serves me in some way. When I am ready to let it go, the universe helps me release it.
The moment I start to change, the moment I am willing to bring good into my life, the universe responds in kind.
I am worthy of my own love. I don't have to earn love any more than I have to earn the right to breathe.
There is no need to struggle to be better. All I need to do is love myself more today than yesterday and treat myself as someone who is deeply loved.
I am incredibly capable. Whenever I encounter a challenge in my life, I use the experience to learn and grow.
I am a beloved child of the universe and have been given everything I need for every experience I shall have.
It is safe for me to look within. Each time I look deeper into myself, I will find incredibly beautiful treasures.
I freely express who I am. It is my birthright to express myself in ways that are fulfilling to me.
I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.
I am aware that I am pure consciousness.
I know I am one with all life.
I am the beauty and joy of the universe, expressing and receiving.
I am in harmony with all that surrounds me. I am at peace.
These affirmations were selected from Louise Hay's "How to Love Yourself Cards," which you can find at Paradise Found or order on our Bookshop.org page. Louise Hay (1926-2017) was an inspirational teacher who educated millions about the power of affirmations to bring about positive change, Louise was the author of more than 30 books for adults and children, including You Can Heal Your Life, The Power Is Within You and Mirror Work.
May you be inspired with creativity, enthusiasm, and all good things.