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  • Kimberly Norton

5 Practical Steps to Overcome Perfectionism and Finally Get Your Home Organized

Updated: May 11

5 Steps to Overcome Perfectionism

In this episode I teach you how to let go of that pesky perfectionism that is stopping you from finishing that organizing project you have going on in your home.

So, tell me, is perfectionism getting in your way of accomplishing your home organizing goals? Even worse, is it stopping you from even getting started?

No worries. Check out this video where I give you my 5 simple steps to overcome the perfectionist mentality, so that you can not only get you started on that project, but actually see it through to the end.

Want the cliffs notes version? I've got you covered. See all 5 Steps to overcome perfectionism below.

1. Recognize and acknowledge that it is a problem:

I find that being aware of my perfectionism helps me to catch myself when my inner dialog starts nit picking and talking me out of things because they aren't perfect.

Knowing that it is just my perfectionist mentality talking helps me to distance myself from it and shut it down much more quickly.

2. Set realistic goals and expectations:

As Perfectionists we tend to set extremely high goals and expectations for ourselves, which can be overwhelming and unattainable. Instead, set realistic goals that are achievable and break them down into smaller, more manageable bites.

3. Learn to embrace imperfection:

This one has definitely been the hardest for me to accept. Us, perfectionists can really struggle with the fear of failure and will do anything to avoid making mistakes including avoid the task all together.

Learning to accept imperfection and viewing mistakes as opportunities to grow can really help you overcome this fear and reduce anxiety.

4. Practice self-compassion:

Perfectionists tend to be very hard on ourselves and are overly self-critical.

Practicing self-compassion means being kind and understanding towards yourself, just as you would be towards a friend.

5. Celebrate progress:

Instead of only celebrating when you achieve a perfect outcome, learn to celebrate progress and effort.

Recognize the hard work and effort you put in, even if the outcome isn't perfect.

This will help you build self-confidence and reduce the pressure to be perfect all the time.

So, there they are, my 5 steps for overcoming perfectionism in any organizing project that you want to complete.

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