Episode #33: Creativity Block: Overcoming Perfectionism

Perfectionism, that heinous fear of negative judgment that stops us from creating, CAN be overcome. In this solo episode, I talk about what it is, how to overcome it, and how it stopped me from writing for…decades (sad but true story).

Oh…perfectionism. It can be a massive block to our creativity. We WANT to do good work, but if our obsession with how others might respond to our work stops us from doing it, perfectionism has raised it’s ugly little head.

Let’s get through that together.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • what perfectionism IS
  • what perfectionism IS NOT
  • Some strategies to overcome perfectionism
  • resources and journaling prompts to work through experiences when you’ve gotten negative feedback and you’re ready to move past it and remove that emotional sting
  • an idea prompt: if you had NO fear of doing something badly or poorly…what would you do? What would you allow yourself to try?

Links Mentioned in the Show

Opening Up by Writing It Down, Third Edition: How Expressive Writing Improves Health and Eases Emotional Pain

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