Welcome to this month’s (May 2018) edition of Perfect Picks, my friend! Each month, I’ll share a roundup of useful resources I’ve come across on the interwebs.
practical tips, thought-provoking blog posts, and #allthethings I've been loving lately...
… about perfectionism and other topics many perfectionists struggle with
Plus, some fun and entertainment too!
Let’s get to it.
“Realizing I was spiraling out of control, I took a break and walked over to my window to look out for a minute. I saw some of my neighbor kids playing in the yard - laughing, yelling, playing make believe and running around like their legs couldn’t stop. That’s when a big fat realization hit me… I wanted to run around and scream and play make-believe… but I feel like I “can’t”.”
“I had had thousands (millions?) of moments in my life when I was judging myself and this was the first one when I realized I had a choice not to.”
“Not all goals need to be met; some can simply be released to make room for something more powerful. Progress is almost never linear. Don’t be so hard on yourself.”
“You need to fill up your tank first, to be in a position to look after anybody else. True dat. Think about what your pay-off is. And ask if it's worth it.”
“This obsession with easy and glamorous and oh how fun has seeped into our consciousness and affected the way we think about our own life path. Our dreams…shouldn’t they just happen? Shouldn’t laying down and envisioning my ideal future be enough? Should I just start this month and have it all figured out by next month? Nope.”
“The parts of yourself that you’re most afraid to show to others will often be the parts that are embraced with the most love.”
“Tenderness means living into the hard places without judging myself for the existence of those places.”
“The most destructive thing I’ve ever done was believe someone else’s opinion of me. To allow someone else’s perspective, story, and limitations impose on the way I wanted to live. To let someone else’s vision become more important than my own. To offer up my freedom or peace of mind in exchange for approval.”
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Hi there! I’m Wendy, perfectionism coach and host of the #perfectionistproblems community for recovering perfectionists. I’m insanely passionate about helping you overcome your perfectionism, so that you can stop caring so much about what other people think and finally take on those dream projects that you've been putting off for so long.