Are you a perfectionist? Do you have impossibly high standards for yourself or are you often comparing yourself to others? In this week’s episode, we talk to the incredible Robyn Conley Downs about the problems of perfectionist thinking and how you can develop a kinder approach and mindset that helps you get results and feel good in the process.
Robyn is a mother, author, podcaster and creator of the Feel Good Effect, and she’s recently been named one of the most influential women in wellness. She has a Master’s degree in education, with an emphasis on behavior change and she combines this research background with her work as a certified yoga teacher, specializing in mindfulness and self-compassion, to share science-based, simple solutions to help people feel good.
We loved talking to Robyn about her wellness journey and hearing her practical tips for how you can feel better in your life. We discuss how perfectionism doesn’t need to be a label that you over-identify with, it’s simply an approach and a mindset that’s unhealthy, and it’s something you can change through simple practices - you really can rewire your brain!
Robyn talks about the striving and comparison mindset versus the feel good mindset, and why learning to trust what feels good to you is one of the most self-loving things you can do.
We talk about the fear many people have that if they’re gentle and kind to themselves they won’t be able to achieve their goals or be productive, and the fact that science has proven that the complete opposite is true. If you have a gentle and self-compassionate approach, you actually increase your chances of successful results and achieving your goals, in a consistent and sustainable way.
If you love this episode with Robyn as much as we do, then keep an eye out for her upcoming book and check out the resources below.
The Feel Good Effect Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feel-good-effect/id1247583410
Real Food Whole Life - www.realfoodwholelife.com
Robyn’s Instagram - @realfoodwholelife
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