As our lives shifted toward isolation and anxieties increased in response to the coronavirus, we may have felt the need to do things perfectly — hit every deadline, still work out as much as we typically do, eat “clean” meals, talk to our parents every night and bake sourdough bread — reaching a peak. The answer to overcoming this pressure may be as simple as embracing “good enough”.
“We almost always feel pressure to do it all and be it all: a friend, employee, boss, partner, son or daughter, sibling,” says Rachel Wright, a licensed psychotherapist. “[During the pandemic] this pressure has become more extreme because the only way to do this is through digital communication, which makes it harder to set boundaries.”
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