Sometimes I need reminded of this.
For example, it’s now the end of January and this is my first blog post of the year… why? I just kept waiting on that ‘perfect’ post. The one that makes everyone nod and say, “Yes, I am right there with you, good point”. Long story short, that ‘perfect’ post never came. Maybe I was judging my posts too hard or perhaps it was just because of the massive amount of thoughts overflowing from my brain lately. Either way, instead of just posting something short and sweet, I posted nothing at all.
Here’s the problem. I am the person that tries to think of a new and exciting way to do the same old thing. I won’t let myself bring a snack or craft to my child’s school that I have seen someone else do. I feel like I have to be creative all the time, I really need an off button! By always wanting to think of the best new thing that everyone will love, I tend to make myself frantic if I can’t think of anything. Soon it consumes me. I search for ideas in everything that I look at, I beat myself up for not having the perfect idea, I even go to sleep thinking about it. In reality, it’s probably not all that important.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s wrong to be creative, original and inspiring, because that’s what makes us special. The majority of the time I enjoy the process of finding a cute, new idea. I just need to choose which things actually need special touches and which things are better left simple and most importantly stress free.
As for me, it will always be a constant battle. I tend to create stress that doesn’t need to be present. I am working on that everyday and this is evidence that I am one baby step closer. I appreciate your support and prayers are always welcome.
Here’s to a less stressful and abundant 2012!