EFT Tapping for Perfectionism

Perfection word written on cube wooden blocks. Defocused background.

Critics hang around and wait for others to make mistakes. The real doers of the world have no time for criticizing others. They are too busy doing, making mistakes, improving, making progress.
Dr. Wayne Dyer

Perfectionism, in psychology, is a belief that perfection can and should be attained. It is a belief that anything less than perfect is unacceptable. And, when perfection is not possible, the sky will fall, we will be abandoned and rejected by loved ones, and left homeless and penniless.

Part of being human is learning from our mistakes. If we must be perfect, we are not able to admit or accept our mistakes. If we are not able to admit our mistakes, we cannot learn from them. If we aren’t learning, growth stops and we stay stuck being plastic, fake.

Since being perfect all the time in everything is not possible, is this a way to make yourself wrong? To punish yourself when you are not perfect? To make yourself feel less than when you are not perfect? Is your mind chatter so loud that’s all you hear? Do you have a mental list of “to dos” constantly running through your mind? Do you avoid anything that you might fail at because you won’t be able to do it perfectly? What beliefs do you have that says you have to be perfect all the time?

EFT tapping (EFT which stands for Emotional Freedom Technique) is a process that addresses the dysfunctional emotions and beliefs that cause the dysfunctional behavior. EFT tapping will allow us to delete the mis-beliefs on a subconscious level for lasting change.

EFT tapping statements for Perfectionism:

  • I’m not okay as I am.
  • I don’t know who I am.
  • I am afraid of criticism.
  • I’m not acceptable as I am.
  • I will never be good enough.
  • I am devastated by criticism.
  • My mental chatter is all I hear.
  • I am not willing to look foolish.
  • My mental chatter is all I hear.
  • I am not safe if I make a mistake.
  • I don’t know how to be intimate.
  • My appearance must be perfect.
  • I beat myself up when I fall short.
  • I will only do things I can do well.
  • I have difficulty making decisions.
  • I have to do everything perfectly.
  • I procrastinate and am indecisive.
  • I must plan, plan, plan everything!
  • I’m paralyzed by my fear of failure.
  • I must always be doing and moving.
  • I have an “all or nothing” philosophy.
  • It is too risky to get close to anyone.
  • I feel overworked and unappreciated.
  • I am worthless and should be perfect.
  • I have a hard time trying new activities.
  • Everything must be planned in advance.
  • I avoid things that make me feel anxious.
  • I never attempt to do anything I might fail at.

@ Tessa Cason, 2022.

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