Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I haven't really been posting much lately. I could easily blame lack of time, but the reason is actually far more insidious than that...
Perfectionism and indecision have reared their ugly heads.
Perfectionism and indecision; how often they have kept me from doing what I need to do. How often they have tied me down, keeping me from going for what I want, ensuring that I remain right where I am.
Why haven't I written?
I have ideas flowing like a river... which one should I choose?
I love some of these ideas... what if I can't do them justice?
The decision regarding which comes first is really quite complicated. If I write about one of the ideas in my head, it really might be best if I wrote another post first which I could tie-in to this next post... But, of course, I really shouldn't write that one until I do another, or until I can take a good picture, or until I gather all of the information...
You can see my dilemma right?
You understand, right?
perhaps, I should post something, rather than nothing- even if it's not perfect?
Do perfectionism and indecision get in your way when it comes to teaching your kids to be better eaters, when it comes to feeding your family better, or when it comes to feeding yourself better?
You've read about so many diets that you don't even know what's good for you anymore and what's bad for you.
After all, fat used to be bad for you- now, maybe the right fats are good?
Carbohydrates used to be good for you, now they're bad?
Whole grains are good for you right? Except for those who say we should cut out all grains...
So, protein is good for you right... well, maybe. But you need to make sure that your beef is grass fed and that your chicken and eggs come from happy chickens (after all, who wants to eat a sad chicken??!!)
Well, at least they (they, being the so-called "experts") can agree that fruits and vegetables are good for you. But, if they're not organic, will they do more harm than good?
With all of the conflicting information, it seems easier to just not even try. The perfect diet is impossible to achieve because tomorrow I will learn something new and discover that the "healthy" food I was feeding my family, now may be the very thing that will do them harm.
perhaps, it would be better to try to feed them well, to teach your kids to embrace a variety of foods so that you at least have a shot of feeding them some "good" food, and if what's "good" changes, they'll be open to the change.
Once perfectionism takes hold, it's hard to let it go. It almost becomes... comfortable.
So, even though I don't like this post, I'm going to click "publish," and then, I'm going to post another imperfect post and another, because, otherwise, I have nothing and "not perfect" is better than nothing. (I know it is, I know it is, I know it is...)
How about you? Do you struggle with perfectionism? Does a fear that you can't (or don't even want to) achieve a "perfect diet," stand in your way of even trying?