Being a perfectionist has its pros and cons. It means a lot of late nights, rushed meals and declined invitations from friends. But it also means completing projects that you are proud of, gaining the admiration of friends and family and an overall feeling of self-worth. However, there comes a time when you have to balance that perfection with a little fun, because after all, one must stay sane.
There is no perfect balance between work and play. But make sure for every glass of water — plain, rigid, stabilizing and focused — you have a small glass of fun, try a Rose wine when you’re just starting to test the waters.
It’s hard for us perfectionists to just let go. But take a breath and have a little fun — it’ll go a long way, as long as you keep your glass of water nearby to bring you back to stability when work calls again.
Photo: Momofuku Noddle Bar, 1st Ave, NYC