The devil is in the detail – We all know that. No matter if it’s fashion, work or simply life in general. If you don’t pay attention to the small details, all your efforts could be for nothing. They can make or break a project. Now, if you tend to be a perfectionist you like to give the details a LOT of attention because the word explains itself: you want things to be PERFECT. But here we go again with another problem: perfectionists tend to have problems actually getting the job done, well … because things almost never are perfect – big news flash, I know. An impossible task. I have actually not written several blog posts in the past because I thought they wouldn’t be good enough anyway, which is extremely silly if you think about it.
Then, one foggy autumn day – just kidding, I don’t even know when this happened – I read a few very simple words that basically changed my way of thinking:
“Done is better than perfect.”
So easy and logical, but like another German saying says: Sometimes you can’t see the forest because all the trees are blocking your view. It has really changed my outlook on a lot of things in the past few months. The simple realization, that the feeling of having finished a project, a task or something very ordinary is so much more satisfying than any failed attempt to be perfect could ever be.
Why am I telling you this? Because I think this is something lots of people struggle with. Especially us women are expected to have it all these days. Have a career, have a family, be successful, be married, be a good housewive, have kids, look after yourself, be a mother, a lover, a friend, a caretaker all at once and unconditionally – and to be quite frank: that is one of those tasks as well that just sets you up to fail.
Do things your way, in your own time and just take a deep breath. Nobody is perfect and nobody needs to “Have it all” nor want to have it all. Lots of those stereotypes of the happy perfect life just simply aren’t made for everybody. I think we have probably all said something to a friend or maybe even thought something that was quite “cookie cutter mentality” – Let us work on not doing that and accept people for the way they have chosen to live their life. Because this way we take the pressure off of all of us!
Coat: H&M| similar here and here
Jeans: Zara | similar Jeans and Alternative
Sweater: ZARA | same here and similar
Sunglasses: Ray Ban | same here and here
Booties: Public Desire* | similar here and here
Bag: Louis Vuitton Petite BB Noé | vintage
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