Tuesday, November 1, 2011

When Good Things Make Me Crazy.

I tend to be a bit obsessive. Not in a Lifetime movie kind of way - but I have a habit of becoming so excited and motivated in certain areas of my life I allow them to take over. This is a tough balancing act for me because while they're usually good things - ie: working out, healthy eating, learning to cook, or budgeting - even too much of good things can be bad. I'm a self proclaimed OCD with far more emphasis on the obsessive and not so very much compulsive with a ridiculous enthusiasm to reaching goals. That was my fancy was of basically admitting I'm crazy.

The good news is - I have two close friends I'm extremely honest with (ok, so I'm extrememly honest MOST of the time with everyone) and they reel me in when I'm obsession with succeeding at something starts to run over the rest of my life.

I need to be better at balancing things. Learning to let the small stuff slide. Being content with my best and not feeling like I have to beat myself up when the good isn't great or my best isn't perfect. I tend to be a 110% all of the time kind of gal with high expectations for myself. Sometimes the girls have to reign me and give me the 'Rome wasn't built in a day' speech.

I AM learning though. I'm trying to grow and take it all in stride and learn to just relax, laugh, and enjoy. This has been a strangely logner and harder process than one might imagine. Whew. I feel better having confessed this!


1 comment:

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

I am the same way. You have to figure out what is important and, as you said, let go of the small stuff!

And by the way, we are all a little crazy! ;-)