A Blessed Moment of Insight

Dear FlyLady,

I’ve been a struggling follower for a long time, and when I read your stuff about perfectionism, I thought “Good heavens, how can I be a perfectionist?  I’ve been messy all my life and forever sidetracked.” Then, this week, a monstrous ah ha moment happened.

For a long time I’ve kept my kitchen sink shiny, even when things get chaotic around it.  Monday I came home from being away for the weekend, and found I had left a dirty coffee mug in the sink and one side had coffee stain in it.   I had an immediate sinking feeling that once again I had failed, that I may as well give up.

But from somewhere came a voice that said, “How absolutely, laughably absurd!! It will take less than a minute to fix that.  You don’t have to be perfect!”   Since then I’m catching myself avoiding good routines because “It’s a mess, anyway.”  You’ve talked about the awful “P” word over and over, but it took a blessed moment of insight to make it mean ME.

I’m not religious, but I’m quite willing to call that a God breeze.

Fledgling in MO.

******************
FlyLady here; Once we have that realization that we are perfectionist; we can nip that stinkin’ thinkin’ in the bud. You will be so surprised at how often that perfectionism rears its UGLY HEAD!

For years I have worked to help you replace those negative voices in your head with positive encouragement. At first you hear my voice; eventually it will be your voice.

We have a new way to help you drown out those negative voices. We set up a Radio page of all my Podcasts on BTR. 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

FlyLady.net: Helping women around the world get their home organized. Copyright 2001 - 2018 FlyLady and Company, Inc.