Alice D. Domar, Alice Lesch Kelly, Ph.D. Domar's Be Happy Without Being Perfect: How to Break Free from the PDF

By Alice D. Domar, Alice Lesch Kelly, Ph.D. Domar

ISBN-10: 0307406172

ISBN-13: 9780307406170

Do you may have hassle going to mattress at evening whilst there’s a large number within the kitchen? Do you're thinking that you'd be happier if simply you may shed extra pounds, be a greater guardian, paintings smarter, lessen rigidity, workout extra, and make greater decisions?

You’re no longer excellent. yet bet what? You don’t need to be.

All folks fight with excessive expectancies every now and then. yet for lots of girls, the troubles can turn into debilitating–and frequently, we don’t even understand we’re letting unrealistic expectancies colour our pondering. the good news is, we've the ability to damage unfastened from the perfectionist trap–and across the world popular wellbeing and fitness psychologist, Dr. Alice Domar can express you how.

Be chuffed with out Being excellent bargains a fashion out of the self-imposed handcuffs that this pondering brings, supplying concrete suggestions, sensible suggestion, and motion plans that educate you the way to:
• investigate your tendency towards perfectionism in all components of your life
• Set life like goals
• Alleviate the guilt and disgrace that perfectionism can trigger
• deal with your nervousness with clinically confirmed self-care options
• do away with the unrealistic and destructive expectancies which are hurting you–for good!

Filled with the private insights of greater than fifty girls, feel free with out Being excellent is your key to a happier, calmer, and extra stress-free existence.

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I couldn’t eat breakfast before all of the beds were made perfectly. I had to put all of the laundry away before I could leave the house. My husband used to say if he got out of the bed to go to the bathroom, I would get up and make the bed. “About four years ago I gave in and decided to take Prozac to see if it would help. The OCD almost destroyed my marriage and drove my kids crazy, so I thought it would be worth a try. It has made a difference. qxp 11/5/07 3:23 PM Page 41 I have successfully conquered the more drastic aspects of the OCD, but still must have things in perfect order.

This book is not aimed at women with OCD or any other major psychological condition. It is intended for women who find that their perfectionist tendencies sometimes take away from the quality of their lives. If you suspect you have OCD, talk with your primary care physician, who, if necessary, will refer you to a psychiatrist. gov under “health information”). What OCD Looks Like Sharon, one of the women we interviewed for this book, was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder twenty years ago.

So we took on two full shifts— one at work and one at home. What we didn’t shift was our expectations. We want our homes to look as nice as the homes of our friends who don’t work. Working mothers try to do our jobs as well as male coworkers or female peers who don’t have children. qxp 11/5/07 3:23 PM Page 32 intensity we put into our mothering efforts today. Families were larger. Children didn’t necessarily attend school before first grade. . Mothers did more housework. They didn’t have time to religiously get in their sessions of “floor time” with each child.

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