Ooo I do love a good list! But what happens when you get list fatigue? Christmas is a time for lists. Actually weddings are too. And wedding season is coming so what happens when two lists collide? Overwhelm, that’s what.
Often we experience the tyranny of list-making. Have you ever gone to the super market with your list and then forgot to buy the very thing you mean to get?
[Actually, I love lists so much I am even reading a book about lists. It’s called the Next Thing on my list by Jill Smolinksi (2007), and is a ripping yarn about a woman who completes someones else’s bucket list. It’s a positive, transforming and uplifting story about how our protagonist moves from a passive responder to creator in her own life. Highly recommended for List Nerds like myself.]
Lists are every where, especially on blogs, where we have The Top 5 ‘This and That’s’ all the time. The topic of this blog post is how to make lists work for you. If you are the kind of person who puts things on your to do list that you have already done in order for you to have the pleasure of ticking them of, then this post is for you.
I will also reveal a few of my favourite lists, and some photos from my favourite photo list. Continue reading →
Losing your need for approval is one of the biggest things you can do to become more authentic and to live your life on purpose. As I write this, my cat Winston, is keeping me company, and is a continuing source of feline inspiration. When I look at my cat, I can see he totally doesn’t care what others think of him. He knows he is perfect just as he is – clearly.
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Those of you who know me and have witnessed my atrocious spelling in emails, may laugh when I claim to be any kind of perfectionist. But in my heart, I know I have a craven desire to do everything perfectly the first time. And when I stuff up, I stop trying. Or even worse, fear stuffing up, so I don’t even try at all. If I were to list the worst casualty to my need for perfectionism it would be the loss of enjoying myself and not being in the moment. Examples spring to mind, such as there is no such thing as Bad Karaoke. Just a fun night out with friends involving singing.
Louise Hay on her CD How to Love Yourself, calls it ‘The Curse of Perfectionism, where we don’t even try anything new because we are afraid of failing the very first time. She goes on to say that Number Three on her top ten steps you can take to love yourself is to be gentle and kind with yourself – that it is OK to make mistakes when you are learning. [By the way, numbers one and two on how to love yourself more are “Stop all Criticism of (yourself) and Don’t Scare Yourself with your thoughts of impending doom and disaster.] Continue reading →