I doubt I was a perfectionist, but I set high standards for myself. This was part of my breakdown in the early years after my accident. It is very hard to achieve much less than you know you USED to be able to acheive. And rarely is there understanding in that capacity.
Professional self-care is an essential social work survival skill. We've developed a starter kit on self-care for our students that might be of some use to other beginning social work professionals. While the kit does not address all that goes into developing the skill of professional self-care, it does begin the journey. *Brought to you by University of Buffalo School of Social Work