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I’m a total perfectionist. Nothing drives me crazier than the incredibly unimportant things like a smudge in my nail polish or an unevenly spaced to-do list. I even turn Zach’s shampoo bottle sometimes after he’s showered so that all the labels face out. Which is pointless because no one knows and definitely no one cares.
I also make big goals that are pretty rigid, i.e. hard to meet. And then when I miss one day or can’t complete a task the way I envisioned, I feel like I need to start over with a whole new plan. The “perfect” plan for me.
So the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, and I’m beginning to realize how much this little neurosis impedes on my progress. And even sometimes stops it from being started at all. So this week I’m really focused on trying to embrace my failures, a noble pursuit except that it was inspired by how hard I failed on last week’s goals. To recap…