Show Notes

Episode 48: Flexibility

Perfectionists tend to have high standards. And that’s okay. But when those high standards are very rigid, life can become more difficult. This week, Shannon and Janine discuss the benefits of being more flexible and how go about building flexibility into your high standards.

Discussion topics include:

  • How we’ve embraced flexibility in our podcast recording schedule
  • Tangent #1: Janine and Shannon’s abiding love for the TV show Nashville (we ♥️ Deacon Claybourne)
  • How one of the hallmarks of perfectionism is being rigid with expectations and standards
  • Practicing on the edge of discomfort to increase your self awareness around inflexibility
  • Flexing your flexibility muscle
  • An example of flexibility: letting go of the discomfort of seeing other people’s errors without correcting them
  • How being flexible makes life easier, even when it means relaxing high standards
  • Becoming aware of where you have rigidly high standards that are problematic, so that you can figure out ways to bring flexibility into them
  • Tangent #2: Alanis Morissette’s (non-ironic) Ironic song
  • Embracing flexibility in creating routines to allow you to stick with the routine
  • Creating flexibility around your standards of flexibility


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