NO ONE is Perfect!
It's Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and I don’t know about you, but few things incite my perfectionist like entertaining. Having people in my house, eating food that I served used to nearly send me off the rails. The idea of being judged?!
If you are like me or the women I work with, there have been plenty of times when the desire to make everything just right has completely stolen the joy out of the day. Sound familiar?
Here are some truths that just might help:
There is no perfect. Period. Sure some people may make entertaining (or whatever gets your goad up) seem like a breeze, but I assure you she is not perfect. And comparison always leaves us feeling lousy so please stop and find some kindness for yourself.
Come back to your why. Why are you hosting? Is it to look perfect or to get the family together? It doesn’t matter if the turkey is dry when you’re all laughing over family stories. Remember why you are doing this when things get a little crazy.
The only person who can make you feel anything is you. If you haven’t heard me talk about this go here for some background. If you’re feeling judged, lousy, angry, disappointed or some other negative emotion get under it. What are you telling yourself? You have the power to shift it and take back your holiday.
Let me know if any of this is familiar to you too.