In the age of social media, we can get so caught up in making sure our lives look perfectly curated that we forget they also need to *feel* good too. In fact, for a lot of us, making sure our lives look good externally can be a avoidance strategy we use when we aren’t actually feeling good internally.
While it might provide short term relief, focusing so much on how we look and how we present to the outside world doesn’t give us the space needed to accurately reflect upon what is making us so unhappy. It’s important we acknowledge and identify what we are truly feeling, so we can actually uncover what we need to change, process, or accept in order to feel better internally.
I invite you to explore the ways you might be using perfectionism as a way to cover up for more painful feelings. What might you uncover about your emotional self if you couldn’t use this coping mechanism anymore? ✨