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Challenging Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a habit that can affect many students. We might experience perfectionism when we are writing essays, taking on projects, or working to maintain an outstanding GPA. As Counseling Center Paraprofessionals, our goal is to help students, so for this upcoming Tuesday @ 7, we will prioritize helping students understand what perfectionism is, what healthy versus unhealthy habits look like, and how to combat perfectionism. Come join us on March 27th at 7pm at the Asian American Cultural Center. Before then, check out this sneak peek:

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Understand perfectionism.

Perfectionism is the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. It can be both healthy and unhealthy, depending on your habits. This can mean that you stress a little over assignments because you believe "it can be better" or that if you don’t achieve your desired outcome, you feel emotionally and mentally like you've failed. Either way, CCPs are here to make sure your habits stay healthy.

Set goals!

Set realistic goals for yourself. Providing yourself with goals that you are capable of getting done will make you less likely to struggle with perfectionism.

Come with an open mind!

This discussion may bring a new perspective. Come prepared to learn and find out more information!

Be prepared to let previous ideas go.

When learning new information, you may need to let your previous beliefs go. During this workshop, you may learn new information that challenges your thoughts and feelings about perfectionism.


Hopefully you will leave the workshop with new ideas for self-care and healthy habits for how to manage perfectionistic tendencies.

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