Part 4: Play some background noise

Check out previous posts for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

As a perfectionist, you may be familiar with a relentless, negative thought process referred to as the inner critic. …


Part 3: Take the pressure off

Please see previous posts for Part 1 and Part 2.

This all started because it felt like most COVID-19 adjustment articles failed to acknowledge that we all have different needs and reactions.

For example, my partner and I are very different. I’m the slave-driver…


Part 2: Redefine “work”

Yesterday, I released Part 1 of a series of very honest adjustments that may support perfectionists struggling to WFH.

To briefly recap, in exploring a routine that’s suitable for now, I hope you can find some calm. Trying to keep the same schedule as before could…


Part 1: Explore a routine that’s suitable for you, now

Perfectionism led me to burnout, an anxiety disorder, and treatment-resistant depression.

It has a dark side.

I have been tackling the beast of perfectionism with professional support for some years now but it’s tough to beat. …


Many of the psychological concepts I have learned can be applied and practiced through yoga.

I realised this while doing a free Yoga with Adriene session in my living room this morning…

As perfectionists, we berate ourselves when we make even small mistakes.

If I am in a negative spiral, failing to open a can of tomatoes can send me into…


Emily King explains the negative effect of age on our cell machinery’s ability to keep us healthy, including some tips to counter this. Emily is currently completing her PhD in biochemistry/molecular biology on the role muscle mitochondria (our cell batteries) play in the development of Type 2 Diabetes. …


Emily King — Mock press release assignment:

The recent discovery that a broken cellular powerhouse may link abnormal muscle repair to the progression of Type 2 Diabetes could lead to new ways to prevent and treat this chronic and life-threatening disease, according to new research from Monash University.

PhD student…


It was National Science Week last week. It’s meant to celebrate the science community and their discoveries, as well as sparking nationwide interest in the sciences.

I’m a science PhD student but I only sort of half-knew it was coming up. There were no advertisements through the science faculty at…

Perfectionist aca(PhD)demic

Perfectionism led me to burnout, an anxiety disorder and depression during my PhD. I want to share what I have learned to help others avoid the same fate.

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