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
“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
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??)