Procrastination Disguised as Perfectionism


I was listening to Jess Lively’s podcast (have you heard of it — it’s pretty awesome) with Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, the other day and something Gretchen said really stuck with me. Something along the lines of using perfectionism as a way to procrastinate. I have to say, I agree.

While I can be a bit OCD at times and tend to details so things are just the way I want them to be, I realize it can be really crippling at times. Take my blog, for example. I was into the whole blogosphere when it wasn’t even considered a profession (you know, back in the day of Salon and the beginnings of Dooce).

I kept waiting for the “right” moment. And then last December, I came to the conclusion that there was no right moment. That this moment is always the right moment because this moment is what we have. So I started blogging and was pretty consistent until April when I decided to switch hosts.

It pained me to learn to navigate my way around my new hosting site (and I am a person who believes in lifelong learning and love to learn new things). But, for some reason, I came up with one excuse after another. Oh, I have to wait until I perfect photoshop. I have to wait until I can build the perfect site. I have to wait until I can share the perfect life. LOLz on all of that.

The thing is, while there is nothing wrong with wanting things to be perfect, things will never be perfect by waiting. So, as of now, I am unhappy with some things in life that i would like to work out. I decided to start back up again because I miss the blogging community and I thought maybe, while I’m learning from others, I could teach and be inspiring to others as I share in all the trials and tribulations that will certainly come from getting zone and learning the best ways (for me) to be healthier, happier and all-around bad-ass.

So, here I am again sharing and not caring if anyone reads this, but hoping that my community will come together again and we can all learn from each other. Happy FriYaY!! :)

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