I didn’t write yesterday’s Day of Organizing and immediately felt like I was doing it wrong. We spent Christmas up in D.C. with my family and had a long car-trip home on Saturday. My hubby is sick with a wretched chest cold. I have a sore throat. I found out my mom had a fever the day after we left.
It’s all sickness here. Ick.
So today I want to talk about compassion and forgiveness as part of organizing. Or rather, as a practice of not beating yourself up if you don’t do something perfectly. Don’t immediately think you’re doing it wrong.
I’m quite sure there’s a few people who would judge me for not planning better. For not sucking it up and sticking to my agreement. For missing a whole day of my 31 Days of Organizing.
In fact, a few years ago, I wouldn’t have had compassion for myself. I would have judged myself the worst of all.
But now…now there’s room in my heart and in my Soul for compassion.
I’m not saying there isn’t a time to suck it up and get it done. To show up even when you don’t feel like it.
Yesterday was simply not that day.
And gentle reader, I invite you to consider where you being unnaturally hard on yourself. Overly-critical. Not compassionate.
And I invite you to quit it.
Stop aiming for perfection. For perfect organization. Stop fighting so hard and judging yourself about doing it wrong.
You’ll screw up. Royally sometimes.
And it’s okay.
It really is.
Make Some Room,