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Perfectionism is SO 2004 + Printables!

I touched on perfectionism in my post last week, about editing our lives in order to live with more purpose.

I used to think perfectionism was just being overly meticulous. Now I’m quicker to recognize that it’s…

That compulsion to have my eye makeup neatly in place before I answer the front door. That desperation to contribute something homemade to a church social, even if I have no energy to make it. My unwillingness to admit how spent I am… and how tired I sometimes am of having my stuff together.

It’s orchestrating a life so carefully that I can prevent feelings of shame or disappointment in myself before they even happen.

If ditching perfectionism has been on your mind too, I made printable versions of two of my FAVORITE quotes about letting go.

(Pictured Above) “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life.” Brené Brown

5×7 PRINTABLE

Ditching Perfectionism Printables! | "The grandest seduction of all is the myth that DOING EVERYTHING BETTER gets us where we want to be. It gets us somewhere, certainly, but not anywhere worth being." Shauna Niequist

“The grandest seduction of all is the myth that DOING EVERYTHING BETTER gets us where we want to be. It gets us somewhere, certainly, but not anywhere worth being.” Shauna Niequist

5×7 PRINTABLE

Two printable quotes about ditching perfectionism! “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life.” Brené Brown

Can you spot them on my inspiration board?

Just remember to print from the text link (not the actual image) and UNcheck the “fit to print area” box when you go to print. Then hang somewhere where you tend to expect perfection from yourself! (In that case, every room??)

Much love!!

erica

  • Beth
    November 13, 2014 at 7:36 am

    My favorite thing about turning thirty (which was a few years ago now) was that I felt like it was finally okay to be ME instead of some half-baked, perfectionistic version of me, concerned about what everybody else thought of me. I definitely still have my moments when I care too much what others think, but I keep getting better!

    • Erica Layne
      November 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Agreed, Beth! I’m less than two months away from 30, and that’s what makes me actually look forward to it. 🙂

  • Sierra Burton
    November 13, 2014 at 10:28 am

    As soon as I finally get around to making my inspiration/vision board these are going on there! I know we are taught that we want to strive to become perfect in this life just like Christ, but I think what we miss is that we will never become perfect in this life. But we will get as close as we can through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. But if we are busy trying to be perfect we are just going to get further away from the real goal. It is that healthy living that the first quote talked about that is so important. One day at a time being a little better then we were yesterday, like Elder Bednar says.

    • Erica Layne
      November 13, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Exactly. I think Elder Bednar has a pretty good handle on healthy striving. Love that!

  • Erin
    November 13, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    These are awesome! I love that Brene Brown quote. Printing! Thanks, Erica!

  • Rachel T.
    November 14, 2014 at 7:50 am

    That board above your computer is seriously the most beautiful creation ever. And the printable are perfect. You are so talented at design stuff like this! Teach me how!

    • Erica Layne
      November 14, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Thanks so much, Rach! Do you have a laptop with photoshop!? (I can’t remember.) Bring it to Utah for Christmas, and we will get busy!!! Wahoo!

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