11 Surprisingly Common Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Needs To BeEXCERPT: “Perfectionist, or all-or-nothing thinking, can make life feel much more difficult or complicated than it needs to be,” says Los Angeles-based psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. It causes you to get hung up on things being “a certain way,” which can lead to an endless — and exhausting — cycle.

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