It may seem counterintuitive but being good can be bad for you.
Sorry, say that again? Isn't being good what our parents and educators told us to be?
It's time to break the status quo
Being good can mean becoming stuck in the self-defeating habits of perfectionism or people-pleasing.
It can mean putting up with things you shouldn't or judging yourself harshly against impossible standards. In the quest to be good, we often forget to be kind to ourselves.
As a recovering perfectionist, Kate Witteveen knows what it is like to try to be all things to all people and lose yourself in the process.
In Why Being Good can be Bad for You: How to Get Clarity, Confidence and Courage to Step out of Stuckness she shares her journey from compulsive good girl to burnt-out academic, how she figured out who she wanted to be instead, and when she had to be 'bad' to get it
Drawing from psychology, neuroscience and real-life, this must-read book provides an unflinchingly honest account of the traps of perfectionism, and how to overcome them. It will enable you to understand why being good may indeed be bad for you, and how you can liberate yourself from the burden of impossible expectations.