Confessions of a recovering perfectionist
Balance is something I’ve fought for all my life.
I use the term “fight for” deliberately, because I haven’t found it easy and my other extreme is putting my head in the sand.
As a recovering perfectionist, sometimes I feel that if I can’t do something properly, I shouldn’t bother at all.
Yet this is a furphy. After all, 3 x 10 min walks around the block is better than nothing, and recent research tells us that it’s even better than 1 x 30 min walk around the block on some markers!
Throughout my career I’ve felt I’ve needed to choose between
Doing everything or doing nothing
Going at it like a bull at a gate or not even trying
Effort or ease
The Masculine or The Feminine
Feast or famine
Flat out like a lizard drinking or lazing around on the couch ... drinking! 🤣
Always on or always off and
Never giving up and always letting go.
My perfectionist tendencies have kept me constantly choosing between a rock and a hard place, and feeling guilty when things didn’t work out.
Balance will only come when I make peace with this part of myself and with that comes real impact.
CONFESSION TIME - Does this sound like you? How do you find the balance between on and off? Do you have any advice for others? Or do you need help with this? Drop me a note and let me know - email@example.com - or share to inspire another woman somewhere.
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