Coffee Times
Published in

Coffee Times

Is Perfectionism a Form of Self-Sabotage?

I am not cured of perfectionism. I consider myself in recovery. I fall off the wagon from time to time, but my fall is disguised as overcorrection.

“The Perfect Shield” has been designed by Author (Carmellita) in Canva

Perfectionism is a shield for many. It certainly was for me. I used it as a shield to cover my fears for many years.

Additionally, perfectionism is also a form of self-sabotage. Perfectionism creeps into our psyche when…




Coffee Times is not just a publication, but a movement to build a mutually supportive community that encourages active reading and better writing.

Recommended from Medium

The Mindset That Thrive

Early morning Journaling — Capturing the gifts of the Sub-Conscious

My Current Steps to Surviving a Personal Free-fall.

On the three wise monkeys, and MORE . . .

When the Fear Hits, Anxiety Floats and All Becomes You

What are the various forms of happiness?

Plan life or take it as it comes?

Laura Kennington — How Adventure Had An Impact On My Life

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store


A Writer, Poet, & Storyteller with a BA in Speech Communications. Top Writer. Named Literary Scholar by LEH. Creating a Digital Media Company w/ my bestie.

More from Medium

Did You Know That Sharing Your Healing Journey Helps Others?

A Few Reasons Why You Should Be Happy Today

girl on beach laughing

Acknowledge Your Truth: Did They Really Do “The Best They Knew How?”