Friday, 6 January 2017

The Pressure To Be Perfect and How To Beat It

Do you ever feel like however many things you change in your life, there will always be something next on your 'to-do list'? 

After spending hours on Pinterest looking at 'perfect' interiors owned by 'perfect' women who eat 'perfectly' clean over Christmas, I knew that when we got home I wanted to dress our flat ready for the new year. This year, I would achieve my 'Pinable-life'.

I worked all night organising and changing things and I was actually really happy with the end result. It wasn't perfect but that was OK. It's our little space and we love it. I guess, I like a change and what better time to do it than at the beginning of a new year? I've always been one of those people that can only work well in certain places so having a flat that I was happy with can only help me in being the best I can this year...

'So, now what?' I asked myself when I settled down to finish the last piece of chocolate I was going to allow myself for at least the rest of the month. I didn't mind the flat wasn't perfect but I wasn't content in finishing that task. Why? Because now it was time to focus on my 'clean' recipes and get back into working out again after Christmas.

My point is, there's always something I can be doing next.I will never be perfect but I will never feel content either. Have I fallen onto the hamster wheel we call 'society'? Am I aimlessly running round and round, working so hard to achieve but never reaching an end goal?

We move so fast nowadays that it might be an idea to just stop once in a while. Maybe I should turn off all my devices and have a few minutes, an hour, maybe even a whole day just feeling content with what I have.

To conclude this very unstructured post... I will never achieve a 'Pinable-life' because the people I look at on Pinterest don't have 'Pinable-lives' either! I'm sure they have a list as long as me of things they need to change as well. 

I'm so grateful that I have writing to turn to when I feel overwhelmed. It's the only way I can make sense of things in my head because I am often thinking too fast to realise what I'm feeling. It helps, taking time out to write everything down and I hope that my rambly thoughts are beneficial to anyone who is feeling the same as me. 

I'm going to take my own advice and chill out every once in a while with no technology on to sway my judgement. I mean, I don't think it would hurt us to just stop once in a while and not think about what we've got to do next.

I hope you got something from this post because I know it helped me writing it!

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