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Monday, January 6, 2014

No Excuses: Perfectionism

Last week, I told you that we'd be starting a new series for the new year. From all the emails and comments and messages I get, I decided it was time for an intervention and talk about excuses and why there are no more excuses when it comes to organizing. So, today we start with Perfectionism.

Oh, the perfectionists! We need them. They bring us lots of detail and ensure that things are done right. They often perform things to the utmost and can often be very ambitious and conscientious of how things are done. I have one in my home, too.


But, sometimes the perfectionist HAS to have things PERFECT or they give up or just don't do it at all -- this is what you've told me and I have read about and witness with my own perfectionist here. If you can't have it perfect, you give up. You leave it and let it lie. 

Cheer up! I have good news. No one is perfect. Perfect is unachievable and so you can do it without feeling like it has to be done a "certain" way. Here are a few tips, if you tend to be a perfectionist stuck with an unorganized mess:


1. Organize something, but don't focus on the imperfections, simply be happy that you've accomplished some organizing.

2. If what you're really doing is procrastinating because of fear, find a way to get motivated to push past the fear of how it will be and just do it! Start small and do a little at a time. 

3. Make an achievable goal. Be realistic. Again, do small, achievable organizing and let it go if it's not perfect or a certain "image" you've created in your head that it should look like.

4. Don't be overly critical. If you tend to be critical of others, you probably are worse on yourself. Share with others your organizing project and just do it! Don't criticize how it looks or tell others all the flaws about it. 

5. Don't compare your home or space to others. It's easy to get jealous or feel like you don't have the "Pinterest" or magazine worthy space you imagine you should have. It's easy to give up and not do it at all. 

Do you struggle with the excuse of being a perfectionist? Does your home suffer from unorganization because of it? If so, what are you going to do now?

My great sources for perfectionism:  HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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