One of the most important things for all of us to do is to recognize when our perfectionistic personality is coming out. Our personality makes us strive to be the best and achieve everything right now. We want to recover right away, and be the perfect example of the TMS approach. But when we do this, when we push ourselves to do everything exactly right, we create an immense amount of pressure and tension inside of us. TMS feeds on this pressure and tension. To heal, you must reduce this pressure, by taking a relaxed and patient approach. Do not worry about what how much you have reduced your symptoms. If that is your focus, you are still thinking physically. Take your recovery one day at a time, and do not compare your progress to what it was like yesterday or last week, or to someone else. Progress is not measure by your level of pain. It is measured by how little you care about the symptom.