How to be perfect: Make eye contact with a tree.

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Know that the desire to be perfect is probably the veiled expression
of another desire—to be loved, perhaps, or not to die.

Make eye contact with a tree.

Be skeptical about all opinions, but try to see some value in each of

Dress in a way that pleases both you and those around you.

Do not speak quickly.

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Source: How to Be Perfect by Ron Padgett : The Poetry Foundation

Treat yourself the same way you take care of your friends who are in pain

“Anxiety can feel so unpleasant that our tendency is to try to get rid of it. And one way we try to get rid of it is by criticizing ourselves for feeling it,” said Miller, MFT, a therapist with a private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, Calif.

Unfortunately, this leads to inner conflict. One part of yourself feels anxious; the other part judges the part that feels anxious, she said.

This only amplifies your anxiety. In essence, when we berate ourselves, we abandon ourselves, Miller said. So on top of our anxiety, we feel alone because we aren’t receiving the soothing support we need, she said.

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Source: Practicing Self-Compassion When You’re Struggling with Anxiety | World of Psychology