During that time I did things like wash and dry my hair before going to the hairdresser because I didn’t want them to see me in a state where I am far from “perfect”. Just typing this makes me cringe – how ridiculous and absolutely counterproductive. The whole idea of going to a salon is having someone “do” your hair for a change. But as silly as it sounds, that is exactly what a perfectionist mindset will do to you.
We forget that social media is filtered, planned, photo-shopped virtual realities. We measure ourselves and our achievements to a standard which, in real life, is unachievable. And by doing this, we set ourselves up for a fall and fail because we never even try.