Perfect is Boring: Embracing You - Flaws and All, Ep.26

Empowered By Design Podcast with Dr. Lyz: Perfect is Boring: Embracing You - Flaws and All, Ep.26

Dr. Lyz: Licensed Psychologist, Wellness Entrepreneur, Relationship Specialist

Empowered By Design Podcast: Psychology, Mental Health and Wellness, Relationships, Mindset, Self-care, Self-reflection and Personal Growth


Perfect is Boring!!   Perfectionistic tendencies carry significant pressure and are connected to a ton of not-so-great outcomes - like chronic indecision, obsessive thoughts, physical pain and tension, fatigue, digestive issues, negative self-talk, negative body image, and relationship problems - just to name a few. Join me on this episode and let’s discover the beauty of imperfection together and break out of the burden of harsh, critical self-judgment!  I [accidentally] burn cakes, break mirrors, kill plants, and serve raw shrimp.  Those are just a few of my claims to fame.  What are some of yours?   


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Show Notes for Episode 26 of the Empowered By Design Podcast with Dr. Lyz: Perfect is Boring: Embracing You - Flaws and All, Ep.26



  • A few retractions on my last episode - 
  • My niece (who knows my favorite colors and so much more) is 6, not 7!
  • Apparently some of my family members and friends “know” me better than I know myself! Listen to find out how!
  • Take the special get-to-know-yourself better birthday quiz, created by Hannah!



  • Negative outcomes connected to perfectionistic tendencies:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Indecision
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Negative body image
  • Disordered eating
  • Rigidity 
  • Panic attacks
  • Physical pain, tension, and discomfort
  • Poor gut health
  • Digestive issues
  • Burnout
  • Relationship problems
  • Ideas to Embrace Your flaws and imperfections:
  • Increase your self-awareness
  • Know your strengths and celebrate them!
  • Accept your flaws, imperfections, “weaknesses”
  • Design a plan to improve skills that are meaningful for you with intentional action
  • Check out Episode 4 for more information on Dr. Lyz’s Dream, Design, Deliver Signature Formula on how to do that!!
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Nurture yourself - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit
  • Give yourself grace and compassion
  • Find your balance



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