The pursuit of perfection might be bad for your health. Experts say perfectionists may be at increased risk of a number of health problems, including insomnia and heart disease.
In fact, some scientists say perfectionism should be considered a risk factor for illness just like smoking and obesity! An estimated two out of five people display perfectionist behavior, which can begin as early as age four.
This obsession with perfection can cause stress and anxiety- which are only exacerbated by social media and our tendency to compare ourselves to others. Just remember: nobody’s perfect, so why try so hard?