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PERFECT TRAP:

Exercise

Not being able to stick with a workout routine
is the reason many people give up on exercise
altogether, Lombardo says. "I joined the gym
and I missed my workout last week, so I'm not
going to go this week ... and then it turns into
never going again," she says.
But one of the keys to breaking this cycle is to
stop "shoulding" yourself.
"Shoulding is about judgment, whether it's you
or someone else," Lombardo says. "When you
change from 'I should go to the gym, and I feel
guilty that I don't' to 'I would like to go to the gym
because I want to have more energy and a healthier
body,' that's so much more motivating."
And remember that making it to the gym isn't the
end goal, Biali Haas says. "If you don't have time for
the gym today, go for a walk on your break at work or
play with your kids. Find ways to get moving that you
can make work for you."

PERFECT TRAP:

Work

The drive to perform your job flawlessly is a trap
many of us fall into, and it can have many negative
effects, from increased stress and related health
issues such as high blood pressure to decreased
creativity and difficulty delegating tasks.
"A lot of times people say they're stressed
because they have so much to do and they're
working all the time, but it could actually be
perfectionism," Lombardo says. "Do they really
have to work that many hours?"
Biali Haas encourages people to assess themselves, or ask a trusted colleague, if they're being
realistic with job duties or aiming for perfection
at work.
"Sometimes we don't see it in ourselves, but
our work and health can both suffer," she says.
She recommends identifying a realistic goal of
what's necessary for you to do a good job-and
sticking with that even when your perfectionist
tendencies tempt you to go overboard.

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