Americans, in particular, have an idea of what perfection is in relation to our bodies, our social interactions and personality, our homes and possessions, and virtually every other aspect of our lives. If you’re obsessing over all of that stuff just think about how much time you’re wasting. Devoting time to those kinds of illusions are futile and, will most likely result in self hatred, which is the most vile of all poisons that we can have within ourselves.
So, rather than striving for perfection, just be excited that you were given another day, and use your time in a way that is kind to yourself and kind to all that is around you. I love the Pema Chodron quote, “Lower your standards and relax as it is.” You may just realize that in changing the way you look at “standards” may bring you the happiness that acts as an antidote to the poisons in your life.
Peace, Love, and Laughter,