Recovering Perfectionist

Good morning beautiful people!!! Today’s inspiration is brought to you by half caf pumpkin spice (what can I say, I can’t go too many days without my pumpkin spice ☕), a Freeze Warning (bring on the snow❄☃️) and today (again) being my Friday (whoop whoop)!

Raise your hand if you are or have struggled with perfectionism?🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️

Sometimes I think perfectionism and overachieving go hand in hand. Personally, I have always looked for ways to be better…no…the BEST at everything I do.

And when I hit that “BEST” I move on to the next thing.

But here’s the thing…

As a perfectionist do you really ever allow yourself to get to BEST? Or are you constantly critiquing yourself on how, once again, you have fallen short of perfection?

I used to be the later. Setting standards too unreasonable to meet. Beating up on myself for not meeting unrealistic expectations. Feeling disappointed because nobody else seemed to care about perfection as much as I did. (Go figure! 🙄)

Fortunately,  I have learned that chasing perfection is, frankly, a waste of time.

Chasing perfection is repelling.

Imperfection is endearing.

Perfection requires facade and sometimes faking it.

Imperfection gives permission to be authentic and vulnerable.

I don’t know about you but being real, imperfections and all, feels so much better than trying to strive for something we were never created to be.

So this morning’s moment in a mug is dedicated to all those recovering perfectionists out there. Keep fighting the urge to be perfect and embrace the need to just be real.

Happy Thursday!

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