It’s Friday evening, you have just crawled your way through another week of work. Too tired to cook, you just eat whatever or order something for delivery. After scarfing that down, you take in how disheveled the house looks but decide you’ll address that later. Binge watch something on Netflix, because, hey, it’s Friday and you can stay up late, and then you wind up falling asleep with your makeup on.
Waking up the next day, you feel bloated and worthless. Sometime after you get fully awake, you decide this is the weekend that you finally get your shit together.
You throw out all the bad food in the kitchen and go to the store and buy all “healthy” stuff. While there, you pick up a cute new water bottle because,Monday morning, a new exercise routine is kicking off as well.
Then you give the house a good thorough cleaning, and this time, dammit, you are going to keep up with the housework.
In the bathroom, you finally use that fancy face cleanser you bought months ago and come up with a whole new face and body routine that’s going to make even Jennifer Aniston jealous.
Then you go through your bank statement to identify everywhere you are blowing money and vow to start redirecting all those funds to your savings account from now on.
Anyone still with me? Because I swear to god, I go through this practically every weekend.
I come up with this ridiculously unattainable way of addressing every aspect of my life, and by Tuesday evening, I’m skipping something on the list or find myself in a really grumpy mood.
No one’s perfect. We hear that a lot. There is a whole campaign about being okay with who you are and not having to be superwoman. Hell, I even give this advice to my friends (and readers) and yet I still have this mentality that screams I need to be perfect.
I’ve always been an overachiever. I’m sure some therapist could drill down why I am so hardcore wired that way, but that isn’t relevant to this blog post.
I write all this to tell you, I finally figured out that the reason I fail every week is that I am trying to perfect too many things at once.
So I decided to just focusing on taking better care of my skin. I’m washing my face every morning and night, using moisturizer and sunscreen. And that’s fricking it!
I plan on keeping this as a focus for a month (21 days to create a habit, right?). Then I’ll move on to something else. Or maybe I’ll stick with it if I still find myself slacking off. Everything else I need to work on can just get in line.
Are there any other overachievers out there? Anyone else feel like they have to be “perfect” or they aren’t doing it right? Advice on how to dial it back? Leave a comment below.
Now where is that lip scrub?