Being imperfect could save your life?

Katherine - posted on 10/27/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )




Constantly striving to live a faultless life increases your risk of a very imperfect outcome—early death. Experts specializing in perfectionism recently convened at an Association for Psychological Science Convention in Boston to present research looking at perfectionism and its effects on health, ranging from loss of self-esteem and resilience to increased stress and risks of death.

How believable is this?

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I don't believe anyone is perfect and I can only imagine how much stress people are under who try to put up the front of perfection.

Jenn - posted on 10/28/2010




I believe it. Luckily I'm not perfect. In fact I'm a total screw up sometimes!! Long live me! :)

Katherine - posted on 10/28/2010




@ Karen, that must be really hard. It's never too late to take back your life!!

Karen - posted on 10/28/2010




Talking frommy own personal experience, i totally agree, i have been trying to love up to my family s expectations and failed,,,,, as a resulti have suffered severe depression, and many other illnesses, i can see clearly what my problem is, but cant seem to get past that feeling, nearly 40 and still allowing people to control my life, my feelings........ MY HEALTH,,,

Charlie - posted on 10/27/2010




Believable , pressure causes stress, stress causes ilness such as cancer , cancer kills .

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She'll probably have one, very perfect child. She practically raised her 3 younger siblings, and cares for her 2 nieces and 1 nephew fairly often so she's not ignorant as to how chaotic children can make life. But that's still not the same has having one yourself!

Katherine - posted on 10/27/2010




Oh yes, the kids will cause chaos in her life if she ever has them.

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For some people, being imperfect is a source of stress. I have a good friend that has perfect hair, makeup, clothes, cleaned out car, clean house, clothes arranged by color in the closet, etc. Something out of place causes anxiety. Of course, she doesn't have kids yet.

Julie - posted on 10/27/2010




Totally believable. Putting yourself under undue pressure to be perfect creates stress. ... a lot of it. Stress can contribute to things like poor diet, high blood pressure, insomnia, etc ...

Well all die, but excessive stress makes you die sooner!

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Woohoo...I'm gonna live forever.

I'm anything but perfect and don't even try to pretend to be. I can see how being a perfectionist could be very stressful so I'd have to say it's believable.

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