When I had my first serious encounter with stress and depression 4 years ago, there were so many lessons for me within that process of getting back on my feet. But my biggest takeaway back then was that done is better than perfect, and I have tried to live by that every day since, and have ben really successful in changing my mindset. For years and years leading up to that I held myself to the highest standard, and it ended up breaking me.
But as I have been working through my second big encounter this past winter and to some degree still am, a new important lesson needs to take hold in me. And that is simply that I have to accept that I can't get it all done right now. I have been great at letting go of the idea that things need to be just right before I can publish this, or deliver that, that things must be perfect before I am satisfied. But I have been hard on myself by committing to and desiring to get far too many things done in a very short amount of time. I am SO full of ideas, so passionate, so many things I want to create. But I need to accept that now is not the time for ALL of them. There is neither time, nor money or energy for everything.
I believe that when I set limits for myself, I am more free, I grow more and I become more. So that is what I am working on right now.
What's going on with you? Have you made it through winter in one piece?