Sometimes, people tend to put their minds into chasing perfection that they often miss the little things.
Chronic perfectionists end up going in circles. They finish something, find out that they made a slight action that was not exactly as planned, they berate themselves and even try to go back to scratch just to get it right. They can sit for hours flipping through previous chapters of their lives trying to find a 't' they forgot to cross and forget to even live the present and future.
Most people do not care about how perfect things turn out, they usually look at results.
Sometimes, you're the only one that will realize that you wanted the icing on the cake to be immaculate white, somehow you added a little flavoring that managed to flip it to a cream one; everyone ate it, loved it and saw it as excellent, but your mind is still messing up with you that it was far from perfect. Unfortunately, perfectionists usually do not have the best lives. They worry so much about things they shouldn't be worrying about.
Try to find a balance between living a mediocre life and stop worrying about the things that seemed to be beyond your control. I had to tell myself this at some point in my life.
There are some bits that were necessary in your life, they might not be what you wanted, but you needed them; There are also those bits that you would give everything to have, but they are not just what you need.
Perfection is a burden. It restricts you. It puts you in the confines of regrets, disappointment, depression and blinds you from seeing the things that you are worth - The things you should truly celebrate. In as much as you have your goals of all the things you want/wanted to achieve, sometimes flip the page around, and start to check where you started from. You will begin to appreciate how beautiful your life is, even though it seems far from perfect. It doesn't have to be perfect for you to appreciate it.
Perfectionists are those that easily jump on the paths of ending their lives because they are usually more consumed with what is going wrong than what isn't. And even when you might think you haven't achieved anything this year, look back and you might just be pleasantly surprised.
I hope y'all will find a lot of reasons to be merry this season.
Merry Christmas in advance!
Don't worry, I'll still come in just in time to wish you a proper one :)