Yesterday I exceeded my editing goal by 300 words. I also managed to get half the tasks on my to do list done. Since it’s a weekend list, half on Saturday makes me a total success for the first day of camp. Did I do each task perfectly? Nope. Is that okay? Yep.
Had a conversation with someone I love very much who was worried about how they seem to be half-assing everything. I tried to assure them that something done half-ass is still done and that’s better than not done.
Why are we always so hard on ourselves? I do the same thing all the time. I get down on myself for half-assing stuff. But I try to remind myself that its progress not perfection.
Is the fact that I only managed to pick up the dirty clothes off my floor and put them in the hamper a reason to say but I didn’t make my bed so therefore my attempt to clean my room is a failure? No. My room is now cleaner than it was.
Baby steps are still steps. We have to start being kinder to ourselves.
Okay, I’m off my soap box for now. I still have the other half of my tasks to go get at least half-assed done. Probably though I should not half-ass mom’s taxes, that might be a problem later, but the rest of my tasks I’m not going to stress about.
And for those wondering…half-assing IS a word. It is the gerund or present participle form of half-ass, which is also a word. Google it.
Be well my friends.
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I think many of us forget that if you only have 40% to give, and you give 40% then you didn’t half ass it, you literally gave it your all.
I agree we are too hard on ourselves. At least it got done, half assed or not! Or, as I like to say “we don’t half ass it, we ass and a half it!”
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