Today I am going to talk about what it’s like as a recovering perfectionist and how I learnt to embrace imperfection.
I will admit I am still recovering from perfectionism and it’s something I still have to be aware of. It’s not something you wake up one day and it’s gone. If it’s been with you for a long time chances are its journey to start letting go.
What is perfectionism exactly well I believe it means something different to everyone. Everyone’s opinion is different. My definition is a need to control situations.
Examples could be having things a certain placement in your house. The ways you do things daily like habits and these are done a certain way. Hiding behind a mask giving the illusion my world is perfect.
I will admit I rewrote my about me page for my website so many times I didn’t realise I was doing this until someone else pointed it out to me.
Don’t get me wrong perfectionism can be looked at in a good light. People living with it tend to be high achievers and will aim very high to reach their goals. When you don’t achieve your goals you are your own harshest critic. It’s known women with this often measure their self worth by accomplishment and when it doesn’t happen it’s a challenge.
If you this blog post resonate with you I would totally recommend reading “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown. The book is fantastic for this.
Quote ~ Imperfections are not inadequacies they are reminders that we’re all in this together ~ Brene Brown