I’ve struggled with my inter critic my entire life. The little voice in my head that tells me I’m not good enough as a wife, a mom, an employee and friend. However, within the last few years I’ve made great strides towards overcoming perfectionism and am able to find peace in the moment. I’ve had so many compliments on my confidence lately that I had to take notice and what I’ve realized is that I’m confident because I’ve stopped trying to be perfect.
Last week, we had some major flooding in our town and our perfect play room was filled with water. Within just a few hours our “perfect” house became a construction zone again. Now that we’re working through it, I can say with confidence that this was the universe’s not-so-gentle way of reminding me that perfection is unattainable and life is a work in progress.
If this were to have happened a few years ago, I probably would have reacted a lot differently. Instead I had the confidence to know that we would get through it and it gave me peace of mind. These type of situations are temporary and having my priorities in check helped me to remember what is important….