Monday, 6 June 2011

What is a perfectionist?

There would be (and has been) some giggles at the prospect of me being a perfectionist. My house is a tip, I'm unorganised (on the surface), I flap and I faff about everything and I'm forever forgetting things.

Does that sound like a perfectionist to you? neither.


A while ago I read something that pinpointed exactly what a perfectionist was. It described these few things:

  • Someone who is an "all or nothing" type of person. For example, they won't do the housework daily but save it up til the place is a tip and then do a HUGE blitz and god forbid if the place doesn't look like a show home after that.
  • Someone who is more likely to do fad "quick fix" diets rather than a healthy eating plan because they want to look perfect NOW, not next year.
  • Someone who, if they eat some chocolate while they're on a diet thinks "well, I've blown it now so I may as well have fish and chips for tea!
  • Somone who is always looking for tomorrow as it will be better than today.
  • Someone who changes jobs regularly.
  • Someone who always wants what they can't have - "the grass is always greener" syndrome.
Well, all of that is me!

I am really trying to not be like it but to be honest I think I'm getting worse with age.

The reason for this blog is just to keep track of my thoughts and to begin to sort out my life so I can be happy with what I have now rather than what I could have. Easier said than done when you're a perfectionist...but I am trying.

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