Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This sounds like me

I found the following on the Creative Organizing blog:

Believe it or not, perfectionism is a very common cause of disorganization. Seems counterintuitive that a perfectionist could be disorganized, doesn’t it? Well, the desire for perfection is often so strong that it creates immobility, both at the onset of your organizing projects, and anywhere in the process if you begin to realize things aren’t turning out perfectly.

If you feel that perfectionism is getting in the way of your desire for a more organized home and life, the first step is to recognize this fact. Then, look for ways to take small steps in the direction you want to go. Give yourself permission to organize imperfectly by focusing your attention on progress instead of perfection.

This sounds a lot like me! I'm quite particular about wedding things, stuff at school, etc. My mom says everything can't be perfect! She doesn't understand, then, why my house is messy. I think this kind of explains it.

It's hard to start organizing/cleaning things when the task is huge. Plus, I know that things aren't going to look perfect in the end.

I'm going to work on hard on focusing on progress, rather than perfection, now as I'm organizing and cleaning the house this week and next!

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