Yep, you read that right: being a perfectionist is actually contributing to your downfall. There’s nothing wrong with wanting your project(s) to be nothing short of amazing once it’s complete, but spending a lot of your time trying to make it perfect is a step in a dangerous direction.
Sometimes all it takes for us to get our life together is for us to get our stuff together. Part of getting our stuff together requires cleaning off our desktops. The physical ones. Not the computer ones.
“Let me pencil that in.”
We’ve all either heard or used that phrase before: it usually pertains to scheduling an appointment; and it usually involves a day planner.
September’s here. Halloween’s almost here! All the candies and decorations! But before that, September is a sign of a new school year. This means that there are new things that are going to be added to everyone’s to-do lists: whether it be finishing up an assignment; making lunch for the kids; dropping the kids off to practice. You get the picture.
August is coming to a close, meaning that it’s the end of summer. It also means that new morning routines have to be formed: students will be starting a new school year, and everyone else who’s been on vacation mode during the summer will also need to re-calibrate their “back-to-business” mode. And part of that re-calibration process is to become a functional member of society the minute you roll out of bed.
Do you ever just sit–at work, in class, in bed, wherever you are–and stare far into the distance, daydreaming and wondering if there’s something else you’re meant to be doing? If you do, then you might be experiencing the feeling of being lost.