Perfectionism and ADHD: Making Good Enough Work for You – 2022



Do you ever feel like perfectionism holds you back in life and limits your personal, school or professional satisfaction and success? Many women with ADHD struggle with wanting something to be right so much that it becomes difficult to start tasks, assignments and projects, and complete them. Sometimes perfectionism can be motivating but it can keep you over focused on and dissatisfied with the end result. Either way, shame, imposter syndrome and self-criticism wear you down, increasing your anxiety and lowering your self esteem. Dr. Sharon Saline will provide you with effective tools to understand the root causes of perfectionism, stop setting unreasonable standards for yourself and decrease negative comparisons to others. You will walk away with practical tools to nurture the essential resilience of a growth mindset and mindfully accept yourself as you truly are — perfectly imperfect.



Sharon Saline, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life She also created The ADHD solution card deck and specializes in working with children, teens, adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, twice exceptionality and mental health issues. She has a unique perspective – as a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant – assists her in guiding families and adults towards effective communication and closer connections. She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, motivation, different kinds of learners and the teen brain. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.comand hosts their weekly Facebook Live sessions, blogs, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social

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