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  1. hudapervez says

    This is such a great post! I would not say I am that much of a perfectionist but I can totally relate to the procrastination part! Whenever I need to start something big, I always procrastinate thinking I will not be good enough when in fact once you start it, it gets easier!
    Thanks for sharing! xx

    • eviejayne says

      Yeah I feel like a lot of us don’t start bigger projects because of how daunting they seem – but exactly! Getting started is normally the hardest part. Thanks for reading! X

  2. abbiejadewanders says

    This resonates so much with me! I have always been a perfectionist and it genuinely can be so difficult! Thankyou for sharing ☺️

    • eviejayne says

      I feel like a lot of us will always be affected by our perfectionism – such a struggle! Thanks for reading ?

  3. Alys George says

    That’s so sweet that you used to make little books when your were so young, I wish I was that inventive when I was younger. My love for writing, reading and being creative didn’t happen until I was about age 14.

    I couldn’t agree more on your points on why perfectionism is ruining progress, we often put so much pressure on ourselves that its making us stressed, insecure, putting doubt in our minds and more.

    This post was so related, which also slightly worries me as I wish I didn’t care so much and just focused on me!

    Alys /

    • eviejayne says

      I was definitely a lot more creative when I was younger! Yeah exactly – we are our own worst enemies sometimes, but a routine and positive mindset can help us progress! Thank you so much for the lovely comment, it’s something a lot of people can resonate with! X

  4. julietlylillyrose says

    This is so true. I procrastinate because I feel overwhelmed and it makes it so hard to move forward. And I make lists like all the time but sometimes the lists are too intense and I just end up watching youtube all day. Create a routine is a cool idea. I’ll give it a try.

    • eviejayne says

      Sometimes lists can be kept shorter so they’re more manageable! Yeah definitely give it a try! Thanks for reading ?

  5. Shan Ellis says

    Oh the editing process in my house is immense! I’m never good enough some days and I berate myself for lack of people following me. My other half bring me down to earth by telling me I’m amazing – you need it sometimes!

    • eviejayne says

      Yeah it’s true that we are our own worst critic sometimes! I’m the same with my followers and blog posts, but exactly! Surrounding ourselves with positivity is so important! X

  6. foundationsandfairytales says

    I love this post and I completely agree that fear of judgement definitely hinders progress, none of my family know I run my blog because I don’t know what they’d think of it, I’ve had it for over 6 months now and I’m still so scared to tell anyone!

    Jess //

  7. Bexa says

    This is such a brilliant post Evie! I am exactly the same and sometimes procrastinate for too long and don’t create anything new. I think your suggestion of a to-do list is a great way to stay focused and on track. Sometimes we just need to go for it and the results may suprise us. Keep up the great work girl ? xx

    Bexa |

    • eviejayne says

      I completely agree, I feel like a part of me will always be a perfectionist, but accepting that perfection is impossible is essential so we can progress. Thanks for reading!

  8. Marvelyn Brown says

    Loved your post and the pictures. I struggle with perfectionism and analysis paralysis as well. But I think that is part of the creative process. Learning to create a process is a struggle until the light bulb comes on and you have something that works well for you. The goal is to hang in there and keep going until it all comes together. Thanks for the insight.

    • eviejayne says

      Thank you! I completely agree – we all work in different ways and it’s just a matter of finding what works best for us and progressing from there. It’s important not to lose faith when things don’t go as planned. Thanks for reading!

  9. Kayla says

    Great post, Evie! I can’t tell you how much of a perfectionist I was starting my blog. Had to have the best Host, Platform, pictures. EVERYTHING. When I sat down with my artist to create my header for Uniquely Minded, I remember the stress of it having to look perfect. Every letter had to be right, but then again my site is my baby so… you know, it had to be good lol but you’re so right on about perfection being toxic! It’s sort of takes away the fun and excitement out of our creativity

    • eviejayne says

      Thank you! Your header is gorgeous tbf haha! But yeah I agree, while in an ideal world, everything we create would be perfect, it’s not possible! We can be our own worst critics and I think it’s important to stop stressing and have fun with whatever it is we want to do. Thanks for reading! x

  10. Marie says

    Being a perfectionist honestly is so hard at times – I’m having the hardest time just letting the damn little things go haha and I want things to be the best they can, but I know that’s impossible, too. such a struggle.
    That was a great post, thank you for sharing! ❤

    • eviejayne says

      I’m the same haha, I stress over the smallest things but nothing can ever be perfect! Thank you so much ?

  11. Leah says

    It’s as if you’ve written this post just for me! I’ve always been a terrible perfectionist and I spend ages writing and rewriting my posts because I’m always afraid that they’re not good enough. I also spend a ridiculous amount of time daydreaming about what I want to do but never actually doing it because I don’t want to feel like a failure if it doesn’t work out. After reading this, I’ll definitely look at my perfectionist behaviour and try not to let it hinder my progress. Thanks for writing this!

    • eviejayne says

      Ah I’m exactly the same! I always find myself daydreaming about what I want to achieve but never get around to making a start on it! Forming a plan and starting to make some to-do lists are definitely great places to start! Thanks for reading ? x

    • eviejayne says

      Yeah I still have a long way to go – I still find myself stressing over the smallest thing but exactly! It’s just a case of finding what works best for us. Thanks for reading ?

  12. Nikkie Says says

    I relate so much to this post (even the Bratz doll part lol)! I really needed this reminder and I’m glad I’m not the only one working on leting go a little bit. ?

    • eviejayne says

      Haha glad I’m not alone! Yeah it’s definitely something which affects a lot of us, it’s just a case of finding what works best for us ?

  13. jsercia says

    So true in so many ways. I have so many ideas from writing a book to formatting my blog. Etc etc. But for the most part I let time slip me by and I don’t do anything because I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing or I don’t have the right steps in order. Thank you for this article ?

    • eviejayne says

      Yeah I’m exactly the same! It’s just a case of finding what works best for each of us and finding a routine in which we can really tackle the projects we want to carry out. Thanks for reading! x

  14. Beka says

    I feel the same! I wanted to start a blog for years, and did on and off, but it never took off or went anywhere at all because I was too scared. I’m so happy I bit the bullet and went for it this time, I am loving what I am doing now! Some amazing tips in here, Evie ?

    Beka |

    • eviejayne says

      Yess exactly. Getting started is always the most overwhelming part! I regret leaving it until recently to start my blog too, but I couldn’t be happier now that I have – thank you! ?

  15. healthystrawberryblog says

    A brilliant read, and I too was obsessed with Bratz!! I actually wrote about perfectionism amongst dancers in my dissertation and reading this reminded me of how much we can criticise and compare ourselves to others. I’m so glad you wrote something about this because I feel many people, including myself, can relate!! Xx

    • eviejayne says

      Ah thank you so much, that means a lot! That sounds so interesting! Yeah it’s definitely true that we are our own worse critics, but we need to remember that everyone is different. Just a case of being proud of our own achievements and finding what works best for us! Thanks for the lovely comment! ?

  16. Sophie says

    Everything you said here is so true and I relate sooo much. Especially the fear, I stress so much about something not being good enough for my own ridiculously high standards that I think no one else is going to like it either. I’m so aware of the fact it holds me back but it’s such a hard habit to break! Great post lovely, I’m sure so many people can relate to this x


    • eviejayne says

      Yeah it’s definitely something which affects a lot of us, we set such high standards for ourselves! We need to stop putting so much pressure on ourselves and recognise our achievements! Thank you so much x

  17. Nancy says

    I totally agree with you about these statements! Perfectionism makes you miss the bigger picture and holds you back. It’s also a way to put down your self-esteem, which is a big no no! Creating a routine sounds like a great idea because at least you have a better awareness of your surroundings and everything. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Nancy ♥

    • eviejayne says

      Yeah exactly! I find a routine with some to-do lists the perfect way to relieve some stress and it helps me focus on what I want to achieve. It’s just a case of finding what works best for us! Thank you x

  18. FetchCandle says

    I agree completely. I am unfortunately a perfectionist too – thus I suffer from many of the problems you described. The worst one for me? I am terrified anyone would see my failure. I don’t know why. It’s so crazy I didn’t tell anyone about my blog (one friend last night only) and I’ve been more comfortable publishing things read by strangers. Thank you for this post, it made me take a closer look at the issue.

  19. Emily Muir says

    This is a wonderful post, and exactly what I needed right now! I’ve been a little bit worried about content of late, because I have this inane need to make everything perfect. But this reminded me that it isn’t all about that – if everything is perfect to begin with, then there’s no room at all for progress. Thank you! ?

    • eviejayne says

      Thank you so much! Yes exactly! It’s important to be proud of what you’ve achieved so far because perfection is impossible at the end of the day! Thanks for reading x

  20. ruthinrevolt says

    This is brilliant and so, so true! I know that trying to be perfect and make everything I do perfect is a root cause of anxiety for me a lot of the time, so your post was a great reminder for me to not stress about it so much.

    • eviejayne says

      Thank you! Yeah 100%, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to attain perfection when really it isn’t possible. Thanks for reading x

    • eviejayne says

      Yeah I’m the same, we just put way too much pressure on ourselves, but nothing is ever going to be perfect. Thanks for reading! x

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