This is the bane of my existence. I know I will never…and yes, I mean never…be perfect. Yet I stress and fret over making everything I do perfect. Take today for example. I’ve been working on an upcoming webinar I’m going to have…and I’ve spent the majority of the afternoon updating and editing and changing things trying to make it be perfect. For you see, this will be my first one and I, of course, don’t want to fail.
But that’s such a silly way to look at this. Because I don’t have to be perfect…yes, I may have technological problems (but who doesn’t nowadays??) and I may screw up a slide or the words I say…but you know what? I am human!! And it’s okay to mess up and even better, to laugh at myself in doing so!!
So I’ve given myself permission to take a step back from it and know that it will all work out the way it’s supposed to. Yes, I need to put the work into it, but I don’t have to make it this perfect thing. All it does is increase my anxiety and frustrate the crap outta me.
Does any of this sound like you??
In the past, when I found myself thinking these thoughts, I would get super depressed and down and put everything off until I was forced to half-ass whatever it was I was doing. So then, guess what? It didn’t go as planned (or as I wanted), and I would beat myself up for days. It was so frustrating.
Nowadays, thankfully, I’ve learned to refocus my thoughts and change my perspective. Yes, I’ve been working on it all day and haven’t gotten as far as I would have liked. But it’s all good…because I have time to get it done. And sitting at my computer stressing about it isn’t going to make it any better. And you know what? I’m going to ask for help (which is something that is really hard for me!!).
I may not have a flawless first webinar, but the fact that I’m doing it is WAAAAYYYYY outside my comfort zone! So I’m okay with that :)
On that note, I’m going to put my computer away and enjoy the rest of my evening. Have a fabulous weekend!
With love and wellness,