Special Guest on the
Leader's Lab Podcast
Jillian Lama is a master certified life and health coach who helps people eat healthy without needing willpower or feeling deprived. She teaches busy families how to manage their weight by eating what they love, so that everyone in your home can lose pounds together!
Jillian has spent years working with clients all over North America on achieving optimal wellness- she knows firsthand just how difficult it can be when you're juggling work schedules like crazy while trying simultaneously to maintain an active social life (or even stay fit).
As someone whose own lifestyle was transformed through her own personal journey into mindfulness training, we’re honored to glean from her wisdom today!
Perfectionism feeds into procrastination because if I can't be perfect, then I'm going to put [it] off until I can be because now I have wrapped up my self worth, how I feel about myself and how I think about myself in being perfect.
Perfectionism and procrastination go hand in hand, and often fuel one another. Whether you're a leader, an entrepreneur, or aspiring to be one, understanding why these habits happen + how to break free will create incredible shifts in your career and life.
Procrastination is a common problem for many people. It's the one that makes us put off doing something we should have done long ago. Most people think of procrastination and perfectionism as two unrelated concepts, but the truth is that they are actually closely linked.
People who are perfectionists tend to be very hesitant to take on new tasks, lest they make mistakes. As a result, they often put off tasks until they feel more confident about them. Meanwhile, those who are prone to procrastination tend to be overly reliant on deadlines and other external motivators, which makes it difficult for them to get started on tasks.
Procrastination: Your Perfectionism may be the Problem
If you’re a perfectionist, you may be inclined to procrastinate. Procrastination is often the result of perfectionism. Perfectionism and procrastination are two common mental disorders that can have negative effects on a person's life.
Perfectionism is defined as a persistent belief that one's own performance or accomplishments are always required to be perfect or superior, while procrastination is the habit of putting off tasks until later because they feel too difficult, overwhelming, or time-consuming.
Together, these disorders can lead to problems with work productivity, school grades, and other important areas of life.
There are many different factors that can contribute to perfectionism and procrastination. Perfectionism is often caused by a fear of failure or rejection. You may feel like you have to be perfect in every aspect of your life. If you make one mistake, you will never get another opportunity to prove yourself.
Does this sound like you?
Well, in this episode, Jillian is sharing with you how procrastination is a form of protection, how to bust through the perfectionist fantasies and so much more.
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