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My Perfectionism Shows Up When I Procrastinate

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Today, I'm dropping some truth bombs about my journey dealing with this crazy tag team of perfectionism and procrastination. It's like they're the dynamic duo wreaking havoc on my productivity, and honestly, it's time to spill the tea.


So, let's talk about perfectionism first. I've always been that person who wants everything to be flawless. Like, if it's not perfect, why bother, right? But here's the plot twist – this perfectionist mindset doesn't always kick in when I expect it to. Nope, it's got this sneaky way of showing up when I least expect it...yes, that naughty habit of procrastination.


Picture this: I've got a great idea for a blog post, a game-changer. But instead of diving in headfirst, I find myself twiddling my thumbs, scrolling through social media, and watching videos on TikTok. Why? Because my brain is convinced that if I don't start, I can't mess it up. It's like my perfectionism is playing a twisted game of hide and seek, and procrastination is its favourite hiding spot.


It's a bizarre dance, really. Procrastination becomes this weird safety net, shielding me from the potential failures that my perfectionist mind envisions. In my head, I'm preserving the idea's pristine perfection by not tainting it with my imperfect execution. Sounds ridiculous, right? But that's the paradox – my desire for perfection becomes the very reason I delay getting started.


But let's get real for a sec. What's the point of having killer ideas if they're forever trapped in the creative purgatory of my mind? It's time to break free from this self-imposed prison of perfectionism and procrastination. The first step? Embracing imperfection.


Perfection is a myth, my friends! It's an unattainable standard that only exists in our minds. By chasing perfection, I'm setting myself up for a never-ending quest with no finish line. It's time to trade perfection for progress – to understand that making mistakes is not failure but a crucial part of the learning process.


Now, let's talk strategies. How am I planning to overcome this toxic tag team? Well, first, we should set realistic goals. Instead of aiming for perfection, I'm focusing on achievable milestones. Break it down, tackle one step at a time, and before I know it, I'm on a roll. Secondly, I'm flipping the script on procrastination. Instead of letting it be the crutch for my perfectionist tendencies, I'm using it as a signal to check in with myself. What's holding me back? What am I afraid of? By addressing the root cause, I can kick perfectionism to the curb and dive into action. Lastly, I'm embracing the power of "good enough." Not everything needs to be a masterpiece. Sometimes, getting it done and moving forward is more important than endlessly polishing a project that might never see the light of day.


Let me know how you overcome challenges, embrace imperfections, and take control of your own narrative.


Until next time,


Keneisha

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