The Power of Good Enough

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As hard as it may be to believe, many of we ADD Moms are perfectionists. Really.

Just because things may not look perfect at your house doesn’t mean you aren’t a perfectionist.

It means that perfectionists often put things off until they can do them “perfectly”. The “right” way. No sense doing something if you’re only going to do half a job, right?

Well, that may be true sometimes, but for most of us and our daily lives, it’s not the case.

For example, to me, cleaning my stove means:

Taking the tea pot off and washing it.

Taking the metal grid things off and soaking them in a sink of hot water and ammonia.

Cleaning up the crumbs.

Getting the worst off with a paper towel and spray cleaner.

Going over the stove again to make sure all the grease is gone.

Wiping it dry. (It’s black and stainless so it shows a lot).

Washing the grid things and putting them back.

That’s a lot of work, and that’s only the top of the stove! Not the front, or the oven or the microwave above it.

Can you see why I don’t do it?

Now here’s a crazy idea that you would think I would have thought of a long time ago. How about wiping it down every day after dinner? Just a minute or two to get stuff off.

Good enough.

Sure, the stove will still need a deep cleaning, but when I get to it, it won’t take so long because not a lot has built up.

Is it cleaned perfectly that way?


But it’s good enough.

Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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