Why I Am Quitting Doing “More”

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All of my life, I have gone above and beyond on everything I did. Whether it was my job, school, being involved in a dozen different activities, or even reading, exercising, and writing, I was a perfectionist. There was never a limit to how much I would do or how long I would work. However, about a week ago I saw the picture above on Instagram and it made me think, especially #10: forget doing “more.”

Often times, I call myself a “recovering perfectionist.” Since seeing this image, I have tried to put tip #10 to use. Before when I hadn’t completed a task or gotten as far on something I feel as if I should have, I would have been hard on myself. The negative thoughts flooded my head and my self-esteem would fall. But, since I have starting using the “quit doing more: technique, I have discovered that I am happier and more relaxed with a higher self-esteem. It is just one of my many practices for self-care.

You see the key trick to “quit doing more” is to just do your best and take comfort in that. There is no guidebook or rules as to how much a person has to work, the number of activities a person has to be involved with, or how much time one has to spend on a task. Just do your best. There is no shame in not finishing a task in one sitting or not completing a chapter before going to bed. Listen to your mind and body and don’t over do it. Remember, in everything that you do, you are enough and important.

xoxo,

Megan

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2 thoughts on “Why I Am Quitting Doing “More”

  1. sensitivenimbus says:

    I too am a perfectionist so I fully related to this post!!! It’s easy to stress yourself out trying to “do more.” Especially now in college, it’s so easy to compare yourself if you don’t feel like you’re doing “enough.” Thank you for writing this!

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    • METAYLOR says:

      Thank you so much for reading! I can completely relate to your feelings about college – I was the person that HAD to be the leader/president of every club, take the hardest classes, and seem like I enjoyed “doing more,” only to impress others. It is a hard habit to break, but definitely worth it!

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