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A Student’s Guide to Perfectionism & Procrastination

When a person is striving to achieve perfection, they end up having a high standard to the point where even the thought of getting started brings up feelings of fear and anxiety.  

A person who struggles with a dilemma uses procrastination as a protective mechanism to avoid the possibility of failing because they’ve internalized a perfect view of themselves and want to protect themselves from not achieving that view. Even though this type of person has a high need to succeed, they also have a high fear of failure, making it more likely to procrastinate on a task. 

If you can relate to this, join the Health Education & Promotion team as we: 

  • look at what perfectionism and procrastination are, their underlying factors and how the two relate to one another; 
  • explore ways to combat both perfectionism and procrastination, including all-or-nothing thinking, receiving criticism and the practice of self-kindness; and  
  • go over some helpful resources and open the floor to any questions. 

To register, click here. 

Before attending the presentation, fill out our anonymous Pre-Test Form (it takes less than one minute to complete): 

This form helps us ensure our presentation meets the needs of the student body. 


Jan 18 2024


10:00 am - 11:00 am


(URL will be provided in the email confirmation)


Student Counselling, Health & Well-being
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