Perfectionism and Procrastination
Many very intelligent, successful and driven people will set high standards for themselves. Whilst these high standards can help motivate and drive them to succeed, they can also morph into something termed “unhelpful perfectionism”.
Unhelpful perfectionism often involves the pursuit of very exacting standards over efficency. Often with unhelpful perfectionism, striving for high standards in one area of someone’s life is to the detriment of other areas of that individual’s life and becomes a contributing factor towards burnout, low self-esteem and poor mental health.
In this session we explore how participants can maintain high standards and good performance without this having a negative effect on their mental health, efficiency and self-esteem. We also explore how fear of failure or not attaining perfection can often drive procrastination and steps employees can take to manage this.
Lead by a psychotherapist, this 60 minute session will cover:
- What is perfectionism and how it can be either helpful or unhelpful.
- How unhelpful perfectionism can appear in many areas of an individual’s life including their professional life; personal life; and when it come to their appearance/weight or their social interactions.
- How participants can notice when just having high standards for themselves can turn into unhelpful perfectionism and have a negative impact on their productivity and happiness
- How unhelpful perfectionism often involves individuals setting unrealistically high standards for themselves and can be a significant source of stress.
- Tools to manage unhelpful perfectionism.
- The connection between perfectionism and procrastination, underlying which is often a fear of failure or what others may think.
How it works:
- Capacity: Unlimited online capacity or up to 100 attendees on-site.
- Length: 60 minutes
- Logistics: This workshop is available for delivery as a virtual webinar or in-house in London. For online delivery, you’ll be sent an exclusive link to the workshop, which will be streamed via Zoom (or your preferred webinar platform)
- Your facilitator: A certified psychotherapist and ex-financial lawyer.