Striving for progress, not perfection

Striving for progress, not perfection

As women, we often feel the pressure to be perfect in every aspect of our lives. We strive to be the perfect mother, wife, friend, and employee - the list feels literally endless.

This constant pursuit of perfection can be exhausting and can lead to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. One of our all-time favourite quotes from Dr. Sara Gottfried* helps to keep us in check:

"It's not about perfection, it's about progress."

  • Striving for progress means focusing on the journey rather than the destination.
  • It's about setting realistic goals and taking small steps towards achieving them.
  • It's about acknowledging that we are all human and that making mistakes is a natural part of the process.
  • It's about being kind to ourselves and treating ourselves with compassion.

So, try and let go of the notion of perfection and accept yourself as you are - flaws and all. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem, and learn from your failures.

We've got this - it's progress, not perfection. 

Evolve tip: Whatever stage of your mindfulness journey, embrace the process and trust that with persistence and dedication, progress will come.

*Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-educated physician, bestselling author, and women's health expert who specialises in integrative and functional medicine.

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