Category Archives: Acceptance

Using Gratitude to Survive Bad Times.

I had an amazing experience yesterday.  From the outside it might have looked like I’d had a bit of a disaster, because quite a few things went wrong. Not least of which was running out of petrol in the outside … Continue reading

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Living gratefully is simple, but not always easy.

I didn’t expect that practicing gratitude every day was going to be a quick and easy fix to all our family’s problems, but I am shocked at how hard it is – sometimes – to be grateful for the most precious … Continue reading

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Going Backwards

Ok, I might as well make it official.  I’m having a relapse.  I have taken a few (hundred?) steps backwards towards my old perfectionist self.  The one small sliver of a silver lining is the fact that I haven’t travelled all … Continue reading

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Perfectly Punctual

I realised today while I sat by the side of the road in my car that I am a perfectionist about punctuality. I was hanging around because I had a few minutes to kill.  I hate being late, but I also … Continue reading

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A Rainbow of Emotions is OK

When I started blogging, my first post was a story about a really calm, happy, almost ‘perfect’ day which ended with me chucking my son’s dinner in the bin after a minor argument, in a sudden burst of anger that surprised … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Love? How can I?

Last night my 6 year old daughter had a tantrum lasting from 10.30pm until 3am.  She couldn’t cope with going to sleep on her own, she said.  I had two choices, she shouted: let her sleep in my room or sleep … Continue reading

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If you want to be happy, stop trying to be perfect

Ten reasons why being a perfectionist is harmful to your happiness. Perfection doesn’t exist, so you are chasing an impossible ideal. You are always disappointed with yourself because you can’t reach your impossible, idealistic goals. You fail to appreciate the good … Continue reading

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