Happy holidays, resolutions, and perfectionism December 17, 2012 20:00
It's the holiday season and the New Year is right around the corner. It's a time full of parties, gift-giving, and family gatherings.
It's also a time for reflection and resolutions. I'll start off by sharing mine:
My New Year's resolution is to not give into perfectionism and accept that what I've done so far in my life is good enough. (However, who I will be in the year to come is yet to be seen.)
I know I'm not the only one who struggles with perfectionism and never feeling good enough...unless you're a narcissist. Our hopes, dreams, and fragile egos are constantly on the defensive against doubt, fear, and self-pity. But it's a battle you know you cannot surrender to.
Because believing you're good enough is vital not only for your well-being and confidence, but also for your ability to see yourself beyond your shortcomings. To believe that you're more capable than you realize and that maybe...you're not so bad after all.
While self-improvement is a rewarding and never-ending journey, so is accepting and loving ourselves along with all our imperfections.
Don't wait until you're "ready enough" or for that "perfect day" to finally show the world what you've got. Today is as good as any other day.
Lumecluster will be coming to you in the New Year!
Speaking of sharing your work with the world, Lumecluster will be going live by the New Year. And if it doesn't, feel free to scold me for being terribly negligent. Phew, I have a lot of drawing to look forward to before the year is out :)
I've shared my New Year's resolution. What's yours? I'd love to know.