Perfection. We all dream of living by it, feeling it, being it…
And it is in the name of perfection that we demonise our flaws, make ourselves ‘less-than,’ and render ourselves vulnerable to the shame of not being good enough. We live in a society that subliminally encourages us to wear metaphorical masks, slay our inner sadness, and ignore our imperfections. or as I refer to them, my ‘dragons.’ Even within the world of personal development and spirituality, toxic perfectionism lurks in the shadows.
In my upcoming book Becoming Flawesome, I reflect on my own story, my battle against perfectionism, and what it took for me to return to what I now deem to be my authentic self.
Why do we demonise our flaws in the name of perfection? Why do we hide our flawsomeness, as opposed to celebrating it?
In my upcoming book “Becoming Flawesome”, I reflected on my own story, and what it took for me to return to what I now deem to be my most authentic self, warts and all. Or as I like to call it, with my dragons.
It’s odd to think that we can simultaneously be living as ourselves, without ourselves. But it’s true that in order to uncover ourselves, in order to become truly flawesome, we will probably have to lose ourselves first. So how did we lose ourselves in the first place?
I know it is far from conventional to begin a book with many questions and no answers. But it is my belief that a good book is a journey, not a destination, as is life.
I also believe that it is in answering such questions, in your own time and your own way, that you will begin to uncover the path back to yourself, and in turn, live in your flawsomeness. When you undo these puzzles, and untie these knots, the way will be clear.
Being described as “10 years worth of therapy in one book,” Becoming Flawesome is a celebration of our whole selves, warts and all, and the glory that is to be found in living in our truth.
Every chapter is closed with reflection points and exercises to encourage the readers to dive deep into the essence of who they truly are, what their values are, and how to navigate an oftentimes overwhelming world.
In my book, I’ll take the reader on a journey through:
The dark, controversial side of ‘personal growth,’ and the insecurities that thrive on it
What authenticity actually is, beyond the buzz
Self-care vs self-love, and why you need both
The ‘Hermione Syndrome,’ and how to diagnose if you’re secretly suffering from it
How to create aligned lifestyle habits that stick
Why the more you judge others, the more you judge yourself
Societal masks, and how to remove them from your psyche
Imposter syndrome in the world of high-flyers
Emotional literacy: how to cope with strong, painful emotions healthily