I got this quote from Alet’s blog and when I read her post last night it really hit home!
For those that know me well, you’ll know that I find it very difficult to relax. I can’t come home after work and just sit still when there are things to be done. I will sort out the laundry or put a load in the machine, I will clear away plates and mugs from the coffee table and stash them in the sink, or I’ll sort out only-worn-once-mostly-clean clothes that have been stashed on the chair in the room. Or I’ll just potter around putting things away etc. Gary regularly forces me to sit down, put my feet up and take a breath.
And when I read this quote I realised that I am trying to do everything at once and tiring myself out in the process. I am trying to be the perfect fiancée. I am trying to be the perfect house-fiancée by doing the laundry and tidying up so the house is neat and tidy and presentable. I am trying to be the perfect employee by staying late to finish off costings, missing lunch because I’ve lost track of time (and then it’s too late to eat lunch because I won’t have space for dinner), and trying to fit a thousand and one things into each day to be on top of my work. And I’m trying to be the perfect me.
I know perfect isn’t everything, but to a perfectionistic OCD person like me, it is!
Is this just a me thing, or is it a woman thing?
Hugs & Kisses
P.S. I am happy to report that tomorrow I have a me morning planned. I have a pamper session at 9am where I’ll be waxed and plucked, have my toes done, and have a facial (and while the mask is on, I’ll have a shoulder and neck massage too). And afterwards I’m off to the hairdresser to touch up my highlights and get a trim. See, I can sit still if I have to… 😉