by Natalie Ruggeri October 18, 2016 3 min read 0 Comments

Perfection, what is perfection, well the meaning  of perfection is, the state or quality of being perfect, if you did a dictionary search, For me perfection was something I've used quite a lot to stop me from living life, getting things done and owning and loving who I truly am.

 I used to think that things had to be perfect before I started anything, this was really apparent in trying to lose weight, It had to be the perfect conditions, I couldn't start to try and eat better if there  was an event or celebration coming up or if it wasn't a good time emotionally etc, every weight loss or diet plan I attempted I had to make sure that everything was exactly the way it was told or designed, from the timing of the meals to the exact way the food was pre paired etc etc, If I didn't have this perfection set up to a new diet or plan I either wouldn't start it (which usually meant going the opposite way and feel useless because I couldn't get it together or find this "will power" I didn't have and console myself with some chocolate) or I would start it and stick to it for a while and realise that I couldn't live up to being "perfect" on this diet, usually because the diet required me to give up to much all at once including foods, habits and behaviours which isn't sustainable in the long run, especially because our habits and behaviours around food and health in general are usually formed at a young age so we've been doing it for quite a while so to expect it to all change and for us to be "perfect" is unrealistic. 

Or was having to have things "Perfect" an excuse I was letting myself use to not owning what really needed to be done in my life??

Perfection has also stopped me from being able to express myself fully in many ways especially my creativity, I would fear that my best wasn't good enough, we can all get self doubt from time to time but I've always battled strongly with it and add trying to be perfect on top of that and here I stand not being able to share my unique gifts because to me they don't look perfect and I'd fear the judgement from others, which honestly was the most of the time was my own judgement of self. Even starting my website/blog and writing my book was a process and a half, yeah I can talk a lot, hehehehe, but to truly express myself and my words is a whole other level for me, I've always found it hard to show people who I truly am, my flaws ,my quirks and to be truly seen. I never felt anything I did and especially who I am was ever perfect enough to be out in the world!! 

So is trying to be "perfect" stopping you? Stopping you from making better lifestyle choices, is it stopping you from loving and accepting who you are? Is being perfect stopping you from taking steps towards your dreams?? If so give perfection the flick also! No one is perfect!! no situations are perfect! even the people you look at to be perfect have their own imperfections, honour yourself and don't let being perfect stop you from achieving your hearts desires!

YOU ARE PERFECTLY YOU AND YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!!!



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