Don't you love a fresh start? I do. Maybe too much. Fresh start moments, like the beginning of a new year, make me want to get everything right this time. It's all I can do this time of year to keep my inner perfectionist from breaking loose and wreaking havoc.
In a Babycenter poll, 75% of the 7112 participants (at the time I looked it up) feel pressure to be the perfect mom. Those of us who aren't moms feel the pressure of perfection in other ways.
So what's a
girl perfectionist person to do? Well, I can't promise I won't make any New Year's resolutions (especially since I've already started), so I won't ask you to give that up either. Maybe what we should do is throw in a few more. Let's try these...
- I will not see failure as the end of the world.
- I will give myself (my spouse/my kids/etc.) another chance.
- I will not try to accomplish my goals completely on my own.
- I will remember how much I am dependent on others - friends, family, God - and ask for help often.