Perfectionism + Procrastination

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I woke up yesterday feeling very overwhelmed.
So many projects I have in mind and ended up committing to a few big ones.

Thinking of all the gazillion things I had to squeeze in on my weekend before Monday hits again, I just wanted to turn to the side and fall sleep again.

But I didn’t.

Well, I did turn to the side but I didn’t fall asleep.
My eyes landed on the book on my nightstand that I have been reading tid-bits here and there: SARK’s Make Your Creative Dreams Real.

“Hhhmmm, sure…. maybe I can read a few more pages of this book instead” I thought.

And there it was as it happens on those situations – I picked up right where I left and it was exactly what I needed.


I just read two pages.
Have you read any of her books?
If so you may recall that she has it written in huge fonts and drawings that take all over the page. So in a regular book kind of font, I think I read only half page.

It was all I needed.

She was talking about perfectionism and procrastination. I learned that the later is usually a result of the former.

Flashing news for me!!!  I really didn’t know that.

As she went on explaining it all made sense.

✨I then, had a moment of intense insight, did a theatrical move out of the bed, sheets flying all over the place, and I felt victoriously waking up to a “mid-year” resolution:


I am not listening to my perfectionism anymore.


I am getting things done instead. 💪🏼


No more “this could be better, I can’t release it yet, it’s not ready. ”

And then {as it goes!}, my very first result of the resolution came out shortly after in late afternoon.

I finished – hence, I EASILY finished – a huge step of a project and already got far ahead into the second step of it.

Feels so good!

A great enlighten day, that’s what yesterday was.  :))

Cheers to shutting down {yet again} our inner critics! ✨🥂




Hello! I'm Raine.👋🏼

Artist, designer and believer that ✨joy & fun✨ are a MUST in our lives. My hope is that my posts will bring you a giggle, a smile, and also remind you {when you happen to have forgotten} of the importance of your own happiness – to yourself and to those around you.

Cheers to this delicious truth! 🥂✨


  1. Nina the Chaotic Perfectionist

    Wow that Sounds Great. Procrastination results out of Perfectionism?? Never heard that before but yes it really makes Sense! How many Times didn’t i DO something because of the (only in the Perfectionist’s mind) wish for better conditions?!Wow. Truly inspiring!HmI wonder if this Book is also available in Germany.Thank you for Sharing! I really have to think about this.And keep your projects going ;)I’m also in the “so many Things to do. Let’s Take a nap First”-mood right now. Haha

    • Lime Tree

      HI Nina, it was ground-breaking revelation for me! heheIf you really interested in the book you can have it delivered here and I will mail it to you, no prob!

  2. Josh

    That is so true, perfectionism is a huge barrier to getting things done. I never want to start something unless I have figured out how to do it perfectly start to finish. I leave unstarted and unfinished projects all over the house. Add my ADD to the perfectionism and you have a task and project management crisis. I’ve trained myself to keep it all in check at work, but I’m just terrible at home, where I just don’t get anything done. Oh well.

    • Lime Tree

      I know, huh? I also have no problem getting stuff done at work. I wonder if it is the clear deadlines, accountability, etc that helps us getting things done at work.

  3. Angel Jem

    That is so true. Not wanting to botch something means I don’t do it at all sometimes. Like my personal life journal sits and waits for the ‘right’ pen when I should just get on with it!


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