Unwiring perfectionism + why we need to go from “stiff” thinking to flexible thinking and how this can help reduce anxiety & stress (with Poppy Jamie)

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Poppy Jamie, founder of Happy Not Perfect, a popular podcast and meditation app for anxiety. We discuss everything from understanding anxiety and the importance of self-compassion to the link between mind, brain and body, how to own and manage panic attacks and anxiety, and how to unwire perfectionism once and for all! 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/unwiring-perfectionism-how-flexible-thinking-can-help-reduce-anxiety-stress-with-poppy-jamie

Get Poppy's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Not-Perfect-Challenge-Thoughts-ebook/dp/B089S7JGFH

Follow her on Instagram: @poppyjamie


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4:00, 35:00 The difference between flexible & stiff thinking

11:40 Why we should never compare our traumas to other people’s mental health struggles

13:30 The importance of acknowledging, not suppressing, how you feel

14:50 Why you should give yourself permission to have a “recovery day/week/month” after small & big stressors

15:42 The dangers of perfectionism

16:30 Why Poppy wrote her book Happy Not Perfect

17:00 Why Meditation doesn’t work for everyone

20:50 The dangers of black & white thinking

28:55 Why need to examine & challenge our core beliefs

38:30 Why we should be changing!

39:40 The importance of connection, curiosity, choice & commitment

48:00 Choosing between fear & love

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