Thoughts on Perfectionism

When you think that you have to do things “perfectly”, it can be debilitating.  It can create an atmosphere of anxiety and depression.  These thoughts or mind-set can keep you from taking action, of living to your fullest, of thriving, or flourishing.

I read a little about the word, "Perfect".  It means “finished” and “without Flaw”.

The definition lead me to thinking, “Really, what in life is ever, “Finished”?  There is always more that we can do.  Life itself is dynamic, ever changing, so how can something really be “finished”?

And, to be without “Flaws”?  That is funny, because “flaws” are just part of reality, right?

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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing, according to Wikipedia, in Japan is called Shinrin-yoku.  

        "Studies support claims of the benefits of Shinrin Yoku. These have demonstrated that exposure to nature positively creates calming neuropsychological effects through changes in the nervous system. In addition, the level of the hormone serum adiponectin is also increased. When this hormone is present in low concentrations it is linked with obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome, among other bodily disorders.

        Every study conducted so far has demonstrated reductions in stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness amongst the subjects who have participated. In Japan there are now 44 accredited Shinrin Yoku forests. " ( Wikipedia)

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A recommended Personal Trainer

How do you  increase the satisfaction of your existence?  I like to read the latest research to understand personal well-being.  According to the World Health Organization, health is complete physical, mental, social well-being and not just the absence of disease or infirmity.  I would, like other researchers, add spiritual. 

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