I have a parasite. It's called perfectionism It causes me to have overwhelming brain spasms When you ask me to do something out of my "comfort zone" If I try to do it, I have to battle against the parasite. It says things like: "This is too hard." "Give up, it's easier." "You don't care about this!" I'm practicing self-soothing methods, Ways to drown out the little parasite's Nagging voice. It is difficult. It is hard. But I am stronger, I am the host.