MANY WOMEN today demand a lot from themselves; even if they are being productive, they think that what they’re doing isn’t enough or that they could do even better; and that’s the level they demand from themselves. This kind of thinking complicated simple tasks, because they never reach their own expectations and when someone praises them for having done something well, they also have a hard time accepting this praise.
Because according to them, they don’t deserve it. Everything that strays from perfection is unsatisfactory y to women who think that way.
When this way of thinking dominates a woman’s life, she is constantly stressed out, damaging her health and generating intolerance toward other people’s “inefficient” performance. This makes her judgmental and perfectionist and always dissatisfied with what she does. She’s just a step away from chronic fatigue.
Longing for perfection lead us to set unrealistic goals; then, when we don’t reach them, we feel bad about ourselves, because we have judged the value of our own actions. Furthermore, we assume that others will make of us the same value judgment, when actually, this isn’t necessarily so. There are people who know how to value effort, how to see intentions, and are patient enough to wait for coherent results over a period of time. Don’t you think that’s a better way to live?
What’s the use of wasting away vital energy to the point of getting sick?
We all have different abilities that make us particularly special; this should be the parameter for our actions in our daily endeavors. The Lord tells us, whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might» (Ecclesiastes 9:10). What more can be asked of someone? Let’s do whatever our hands find to do diligently and quickly, neatly and carefully, willingly and by seeking God’s help.
Let’s invest life in things that don’t perish; that are eternal; that redound in blessing, well-being contentment and allow us to care for those, we love as we should.
Spending time with Jesus in prayer and reflection will lead you to expect less of yourself and be more excellent in everything you decide to do.