Easing the Burden of Perfectionism on Mental Health

Easing the Burden of Perfectionism on Mental Health

The burden of perfectionism can sometimes feel overwhelming. If this is something that you struggle with, then you’ve come to the right place. Perfectionism is something that can seriously impact someone’s mental health, so it’s important to make sure that there are resources available for people who are struggling.

Understanding the Burden of Perfectionism

Perfectionism sometimes stems from a place of anxiety. Many of us have been told that we need to be perfect, and failing to meet that expectation can impact someone’s mental health. Let’s go over a few ways that you can work through perfectionism and protect your mental health.


Starting therapy can be a great way to work through perfectionism. When you find the right therapist (like the ones we have at Avalon Malibu) then you’ll be able to take steps to get closer to your goals.

If you are starting therapy with the goal of working on perfectionism, then be clear with your therapist about what you want to work on. They may also have some ideas about things that could be beneficial for you to discuss.


At Avalon Malibu, we strongly believe in the importance of forgiveness. When it comes to those who struggle with perfectionism, forgiveness can be essential. 

Finding ways to forgive yourself when you miss the mark is not only going to be beneficial for your mental health, but it’s also going to help you be more realistic.


If you’re struggling with perfectionism, it can be helpful to get support from those around you. Speaking with your loved ones about what you’re going through can provide you with some clarity and it can also be helpful to hear your thoughts out loud. 

Don’t be afraid to turn to someone you trust and share more about the feelings of perfectionism that you’re experiencing. It’s never too late to get some support and work on your mental health!

If you’re struggling with perfectionism, you’re not alone. Reaching out to a professional can be extremely beneficial and our team is here to help you. You can give us a call at (844) 857-5992 and we’ll be happy to connect you with a member of our team who can provide you with more information. Don’t hesitate to reach out and take the first few steps toward focusing on your mental health and improving your overall well-being. We hope to hear from you soon!

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