We are all a little prone to perfectionist tendencies, especially at the office. And while this preference for precision is usually praised, it can become a serious health risk if you don’t know how to manage them effectively. It’s great to be motivated and proactive, but if it leads to heightened physical and emotional exhaustion, it might be time to reassess your goals. Pressure in nature can produce beautiful things—hello, diamonds—but too much tension at work can have a negative impact on your physical well-being. New research published in the Huffington Post found “perfectionists suffer from high rates of burnout.” Since prevention is always better than a cure, scroll down for a few simple things you can do to avoid office meltdown.
How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job by Dale Carnegie ($8)