Real Talk

Feeling pressure to be perfect.

I’ve put pressure on myself my entire life. I don’t really know where it comes from or why I’m like this, but I’ve just always had really high standards for myself – in all areas of life. Maybe it is because I’m the oldest child and that’s pretty common among first-born children? (#FirstChildAllTheWay) Maybe it’s my genetics? Or Maybe it’s my way of subconsciously pushing myself to be my best? I’m not totally sure.

But one thing’s for sure, I feel it, and I bet a lot of you do also! Whenever I bring up perfectionism on Instagrammy DMs blow up with people relating and wanting to hear MORE about it. So you know what that means – I did some digging into perfectionism and why we feel that way. And even more exciting, I studied how to overcome it.

I’ll be sharing the HOW part soon So be sure to come back then! But, let’s take things step-by-step. Today is the first step – figuring out if you feel that pressure. Or, I really just wanted to get a conversation going here about what it looks like to feel it to have this pressure hovering over you. Because, maybe you do, but you don’t realize it? I know that’s my story. I didn’t realize or accept that I was a perfectionist for the longest time. It’s become pretty clear to me though recently– I’m so #guilty. These 15 signs I’m sharing below will help you identify if that’s what’s holding you back as well.

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Real Talk

If we were having tea…

So, if you have been hanging around the blog for some time now you would likely notice that the majority of my posts are on the longer or heavier side and if you know me personally, you know that I am a perfectionist. With those two key facts in hand, this one might come as a bit of a shock to you! …I want to try something new!

You may have heard of or even read If We Were Having Coffeebefore and if you haven’t – well, you really should! I wanted to take this idea and do a bit of a spin on it because as much as I do enjoy a cup of Jo, I would much prefer a spot of tea.

Here we go… a whole new section of the blog – If we were having tea…

Without further ado, thank you for stopping by for a bit of caffeine and catching up. Wait, before I get too far into the conversation lets pause. I encourage you to pull up a comfy chair while you let me brew us a warm pot of tea.

There, now let’s catch up!

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