100% of the time

I am a recovering perfectionist.
Today, I realize that I’ve been in relapse for the past several months. My body and mind is feeling the stress of this annoying alter ego. Its time to slow down.

I’m reminding myself, I can make mistakes and survive. I am human. I live and learn, but I will keep moving forward. I realize that negative emotions reflect my values. If I get mad, sad or scared about something, it is because its deeply important to me. And its OK to feel these things. You can’t go through life always being happy. Life is messy and complicated, with frequent unexpected curve balls. That’s what makes it all so interesting and entertaining.

So on rainy days like today, I remind myself that its OK to seek quiet. And I remember what my dad once told me, “Don’t worry. Things have always worked out for you.” So I’ll be quiet and not worry, because so far he’s been right 100% of the time.

5 comments

  1. Jackie says:

    I worry about too many things that I can do nothing about. But, this all about being human and caring about others. Quiet time is always a good time to try and regroup and refocus.

    • Nanette says:

      Jackie, I understand. I think we all should focus on letting go of worrying about things we can’t control. It’s not easy, but it truly helps the soul.
      Nanette

  2. Jenny Williams says:

    I am a recovering control freak. The reason I have joined some other art groups is to make myself try new techniques that require letting go to just see what happens. To learn to allow myself to say “what if?” instead of “it must!”. I understand the angst of having to have it just right all the time. I’m hoping that in letting loose and exploring in my art that will help me to do so in my general life. I’m too old to be worrying about some of the minor stuff I know I can’t control; there is enough major stuff that requires some worry and that’s more than enough angst for me.

    • Nanette says:

      Its all about practice. If we practice letting go or practice our art, it all becomes easier and more satisfying. You’re doing some amazing things. I love seeing what you’re doing. Keep at it.

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