Anyone else feel the pressure to be perfect?
Not necessarily from anyone else but just from yourself. I was that way in school and was able to achieve near perfection in a lot of classes.
Now that I'm done school (for now) I see myself trying to achieve perfection in other areas.
And of course perfection is not possible when there isn't a mark being assigned.
I've decided to lower my expectations to meet reality.
I want to be a perfect gourmet cook. Reality- I'm probably always going to be just a half decent cook.
I want to be perfectly organized. Reality, I SUCK at putting things back where I got them.
I want to have hair and makeup that screams "I get out of bed looking like this but really it takes me three hours!" Reality, I hate spending more time than necessary on my hair and makeup. For me that's about 10 minutes.
I want to live in a spotless house that looks like its straight from a magazine. Reality, I have a 2 month old, I hate to clean and remember I'm no good at putting things away!
I want to be the perfect mother. Reality, there is no such thing.
Now this doesn't mean I am just going to be a slob, eat only fast food or let my child wander into traffic. I think its important to always work on improving yourself. I just can't handle the pressure to achieve PERFECTION in everything. I don't want to handle that pressure anymore.
I'm learning to be happy with just being who I am and to stop having ridiculous expectations of myself.