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8 tips to meditate when you’re a perfectionist

Gratitude gives the body and mind the opposite messaging of the inner critic voice, which is often really loud for perfectionists. Getty Images

(Sarah Garone/ Healthline) — Getting into a meditative state is hard enough. Add perfectionism to the mix, and you may feel like giving up before you begin.

When you’re the type who likes to do things just so, the mantra that “there’s no right or wrong way to meditate” can be a bit maddening. Those of us with perfectionistic tendencies often want a rulebook for getting from A to zen — which, unfortunately, doesn’t exist.

Meanwhile, perfectionists may put off meditation, waiting for the ideal time to take up a practice. (…)

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