Perfectionism is usually not a good thing. It can cause you depression and relapse. Trying to make the optimal deal... laboring hours to write the best letter while neglecting your family... overwhelming yourself with every detail of a vacation which was supposed to be relaxing...obsessing over why one investment goes south while ignoring the ones that did well... procrastinating and doing nothing because you can't figure out how to do it perfectly...crying because your nose is a bit crooked while ignoring the fact that you are healthy and charming. The list is endless.
Today, I resolve to look at the blessings I have. I refuse to get overwhelmed, ashamed, sad, or afraid over the things that are not ideal. I will repeat the phrase "it's good enough" whenever I start to beat myself up over anything that seems imperfect or burdensome.