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Perfectionism Regret

Monday, March 25, 2013

Recently I was asked the question what I regretted have or having not done in life. I contemplated before responding, thinking hard and wondering. I came up with this: I regret being a perfectionist.
So many times I have stopped myself from doing because I could not do it perfect, so why do it at all. I didn't have enough time to devote half an hour or more to working out, so why do it? I didn't have the money to shop healthy and eat all the food I thought I was suppose to, so why do it? I didn't love my body because it was not perfect. I thought I was a failure at parenting because I was not perfect like Leave it to Beavers mom! I then realized that if I could start letting go of my striving for perfection I would feel less stressed, I would do and achieve more and perhaps I could be happier.
In my heart I know no one is perfect and in being inperfect we are PERFECT! I let go of the need to have to have things just so or just right to do something. If I only had 10min to work out who cares at least I got moving and did something. If I didnt have all the money to buy all the big priced health foods I thought you had to have to live healthy I still had the ability to not buy junk food and processed foods. If I could stand in front of the mirror and say three things I loved about my body ever day, even though it was not perfect, I could find I loved it more.
My wanting things to be perfect had become my crutch to make excuses. I had unknowingly realized that many months ago when I joined SparkPeople but had never had to put it into words before that question. So ask yourself deep down and think about it a moment..... What do you regret in life? Most things we will come up with can be changed by a new way of thinking. I do not live with regret. I live today for today, trying to do my best, and be the best person I can be with love, gratitude and thankfulness. If your imperfect, I have learned you are infact PERFECT :).
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