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  1. If your perfectionism crosses all the boundaries of rational and interferes with life, then there is already an obsessive-compulsive disorder (obsessive-compulsive disorder).

    They are treated with cognitive behavioral therapy under the supervision of a psychotherapist or psychiatrist. Also, if the situation is not quite running, you can independently read about the four-step method by Jeffrey Schwartz.

    If perfectionism is just a trait of your character, like mine, for example, that is, it is not a neurosis, then you can reduce its severity yourself.

    It may sound too corny, but it's true: just don't do it. Itching to arrange the cups according to color and size, or to scrub the apartment to a mirror shine, although it is already clean (but not enough!)?

    Forget it.

    Get distracted by something else, do more important things. It will be difficult at first, but if you repeat this constantly, your habit will come to naught. This can be compared to a road – if you walk on it often, it is easier to do it. If you stop walking on it, then it will become overgrown, and it will become harder to walk on it, and even unnecessary. This is how our brain works.

    Look at my progress – I didn't put the letter “e” instead of “e” everywhere in this text, and my dash is not long, and the quotation marks are not “Christmas trees”.

    So everything is real!

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