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Stress-free living by Infinite Ideas, Elisabeth Wilson; Infinite Ideas

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Avoid the perfection trap

Your need to ‘get it perfect’ isn’t about perfection. It’s about staying in control and that isn’t conducive to living a calm life.

What is your image of a calm life? Close your eyes and envision it. Chances are that your daydreams don’t include clutter, disorder, your sociopathic boss or your ‘fat’ clothes. No, our calm life is always inextricably twinned with our perfect life. Which means we can’t be calm until we get perfect. But ironically, we’re so busy rushing around trying to get perfect we never get calm.

All of us like things to be ‘nice’, but if we can’t switch off because we have to have a clean house, clear desk or an empty ironing basket before we go to sleep, then we’re pretty well doomed to disappointment. ...

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