San Francisco, here I come...

Tomorrow I am leaving to go do my continuing ed and will get a much needed change of pace....I am running around stressing and wanting to have my house in super shape before I go....but have decided that I need to listen to my need for rest and sleep more than I need to listen to that voice of perfectionism....progress, not perfection....just need to remember that!....not only in recovery from gambling, but in all areas of my life.....need to calm down, release anxiety, and give myself permission to just enjoy myself instead of judging myself! Judging myself is a major stress-builder...OK, so I'm not perfect....but it is funny how relaxing about stuff makes it easier to do the same stuff I was feeling overwhelmed by....strange but true.... So....I am going to finish packing, pick up a few things, and give myself the OK to just let it be....and have a much less stressful trip in the bargain! Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow....wishing all of you much love...and much gratitude for continuing to be there for me.... xoxoxoxo  Dianne  

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Love to you too special friend. You deserve a little change of scenery. Yes I echo the thoughts of perfectionism. I too have that trait. You are becoming a better you. Hugs for today. Suzi
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HAve a good trip and enjoy the get away! Peace and Love. Patty
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I hope you have a great, relaxing trip. You deserve this and so much more. I have to admit I am a perfectionist when it comes to my home too. Last night I was in a bad mood about having to do all the laundry, all the cooking, all the cleaning, blah, blah, blah. Then I thought, I don\'t want to be remembered as an ole bitch, so I said a prayer and asked God to give me strength to enjoy my family and my home. After that it was like a total change and I was humming while picking up the laundry. LOL Hey, it worked and I was happy for that. LOL so I agree, we need to take time to be happy and not try to make e\'thing so perfect. It never will be so we must make the most of it. You go girl!
Tessa
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Have a great trip. It sounds like you know exactly what you need to do to be lessed stressed- the true test is whether or not you listen to yourself. Progress not perfection.... I like that, mind if I borrow it? That is something that I truly need to remember. Have a great, gf weekend :)
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Have a great trip and I hope you\'ll have some time to enjoy some of the great attractions in San Fran! Just so you know, your feedback to me has been so inspirational. You are a wise soul and I thank you for being my friend!

Annette
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Ya know, we are so much alike, its not even funny....I am always rushing around to make sure my house is straight, clean, almost obsessing over it, when in reality, I think about it, and can see that it is just another thing I think I have to do perfectly! Being an over achiever, and a perfectionist, basically my whole life, has been really tiresome, and I am having to learn to stop and see that I don\'t have to be that way, that its okay to leave the house unvacuumed, especially since I just vacuumed it the night before...its not like anyone is going to be around to take notes on one speck of dust while I am gone...LOL Get some rest, eat some yummy food, enjoy the change of people and scenery....just enjoy your trip. be safe, be happy and we look forward to hearing all about it when you get back.

xo
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Enjoy your trip. Whatever you leave behind in the way of housework will still be there, no one will take it. LOL. I like for my house to be clean, and my life IS much more organized when it is, but anymore I don\'t stress about it. I know I am not just sitting around doing nothing. Now the other side of that is, I just DIE if someone stops in unexpectedly and my house is a mess- but for the most part, It\'ll be there tomorrow.
have a wonderful trip.
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Have a wonderful trip Dianne...just relax and enjoy it!
Hugs to you, Julie
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Hope you have a wonderful stress free trip---enjoy and huga Barbara