I am a perfectionist but also a procrastinator--to some extent. I love planning and getting things done but sometimes I get so stifled by what I have to do that I can't do anything but get on Pinterest, do something totally unrelated to what I have to do, or watch TV with the hubs.
Anywho, the Huffington Post had an article that has let me know that I am not alone--I don't know if this helps or enables me though lol. Carolyn Gregoire gave me life with 14 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of Control.
The article started off like this: If you've ever cried about getting a B+ or ending up in second place, there's a good chance you're a perfectionist.
Lord if that wasn't me! Is it you too? Please say I am not the only one. Would you believe that I didn't get my first C until my senior year of college? And then I was just about ready to slit my wrists (nevermind that it was in Latin...a crazy hard class). Or would you believe that I cried when I didn't win homecoming queen in high school (like really cried--cause being on homecoming court was not enough). Lately, I have even been angry that I grad school may take me a little longer than I planned. Yes angry that 3 years may be more like 3-4 years--forget that I have a full time job, a part time job, a toddler, and a husband while being a full time student.
I think I need help.
Gregoire goes on to list things that profectionist tend to do. Here are my favorites: