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Trying to stop setting unreasonable expectations for myself
I had trouble getting this newsletter out this week. I've been stuck in some deep perfectionist muck that has left me floundering to do anything "productive."
But I need to let go of that need for perfection. (And reframe what "productive" means... though that'll come later). And the best way to do that?
Just step back from my high expectations for myself and live life.
Sounds easy and maybe even asinine, but all else will really flow from that. I can't get anything done if I'm stuck in my own head, worrying about not living up to crazy expectations (which are also almost entirely self-imposed).
There's nothing I can do if I'm holding on too hard. I'll just choke myself and suffocate whatever I'm working on. Instead, I need to approach things from the other side: by focusing on just what is Enough for me. I'll then have "free" time and energy to accomplish all these other things.