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perfectionism

A study found those with this trait tend to live longer lives than others.
It is closely linked with anxiety and depression among teens.
We're tired of not taking an hour off. We're tired of striving to accomplish more than we can fit into each day. Tired of running our houses, running our businesses, raising our families, building our careers, and feeling the pressure to do it all with shaved legs, shaped eyebrows and three days a week at the gym.
I recently spent six months with a negative, emotionally draining client. Like dust in my apartment, the toxicity settled in so subtly I can't even put my finger on when it started taking its toll.
It doesn't matter how hard we try, there is no point at which we can say we have reached perfection. There is only the exhaustive strain for a goal that will always be out of reach.