I had the most amazing time talking at the Colorado Home Show over a week ago. The amazing stories and questions you had afterwards got me so excited to continue the connection outside the convention center.
I like to email a Cheat Sheet to those who are interested after my presentation. It breaks down the main points so that you can remember them long after the talk.
My goal was to have the Cheat Sheet emailed within the week. Friday comes and goes but guess what… the email has not been sent. It wasn’t due to a lack of time or organization. Nope.
I had come down with a case of the Perfectionisms.
Yes, I could have easily sent out this information the day after the show but I wanted things to be perfect. The wording in the email, the cheat sheet, the whole energy of everything. How great would it be to film a short video saying hi! I was deep into making this perfect.
Guess what…. my perfectionism quickly turned into procrastination. Yep! A week later the video was not recorded, the emails not sent, and that little cheat sheet just sat on my desktop.
This happens to me from time to time and it shows up in different ways. It is when I place such a high expectations on myself without even considering that these are my expectations not yours.
I tend to do this in my own home as well. I really want to have a party at the house but a list of To-Do’s quickly start to write themselves. Before you know it my good intentions of having people over to enjoy time together turns into a perfectionism of myself and my home. This unravels all my plans leaves me exhausted.
Oh man is that tiring!!
What it comes down to is perfectionism is brought on by our own high expectations of ourselves. It is not just wanting to show up, but show up outside of our limits! Sometimes expectations we set can be too high and then we are just so tired to do anything about it.
If you have ever felt this way, please know that you are not the only one! Things in our home, our work, our life do not have to be perfect, but you need to show up because you are perfect just the way you are. (Aww, isn’t that cute!)
Thank you for being patient waiting for your Cheat Sheet 😃
With Love & Design,