Think about the way you spend your days / nights right now...
Do you spend hours thinking about things?
Playing back moments? Ruminating? Procrastinating?
Running over and over the tiny details?
Do you hold back on showing your work / skills / or speaking up because you’re not ‘ready yet’?
Well, you could be suffering from PERFECTIONISM SYNDROME.
Lynne Cazaly is a facilitator and author of “ish: The Problem with Our Pursuit of Perfection and the Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough”.
In a recent article by Seek Australia, Cazaly says our desire to make things look, feel or seem perfect is dangerously on the rise - and is impacting our health and happiness.
“People are overthinking and overworking,” Cazaly says.
“We tend to have an endless pursuit for information, and are not satisfied with the answers we’ve already got or the progress we’ve already made.”
She says we’re our own harshest critics and not particularly good judges of the quality of our own work, and in the pursuit of perfection, we’re pushing ourselves to work longer hours, skip meals and redo simple tasks over and over to make things bigger or better - but often the end result isn’t worth the extra effort and stress.
It’s the law of diminishing returns: at some point you start to waste your effort because the hours and thinking time you’re putting in are no longer delivering anything that different to what you’ve already achieved.
So remember - done is better than perfect. Let go of the rewinds.
And see if you can go for GOOD ENOUGH today. ☑️