It’s okay to have some clutter and untidiness occasionally.
Sometimes, look away when the kids scatter crumbs or toys are strewn all over the house. Instead of spending an afternoon swiffering, vacuuming, scrubbing, and polishing, just play with your kids.
Let yourself off for not getting all the chores done or keeping a flawlessly curated, Instagramable home. If you have guests coming over, stop agonizing and embrace a tidy-enough household. No need to live for your dinner guests—your home doesn’t always have to look the way you want.
Idea for Impact: Train yourself to care less. Yeah, really.
Perfectionism is a wicked way to live life. Look for ways to reach your goals without being perfect.
Setting unrealistic expectations only makes you vulnerable to emotional difficulties. That’s what perfectionism does. Perfection is holding yourself to a paradigm wherein anything less than “perfect” is, in one way or another, failure.
Think about how much more productive you could be if you stop carrying the weight of excessive expectations on your shoulders.
Esther Cullen says