Nurturing Yourself

011: Setting Goals without Sacrificing Sanity // Monica Packer of About Progress

3 Takeaways for setting goals that focus on progress not perfection

“Perfectionism, we wrongly assign only to overachievers. I think most perfectionists are actually underachievers.”

When I first heard Monica Packer of the podcast About Progress explain this phenomenon–that a perfectionist can actually become an underachiever–I was stunned.  I recognized that she was describing me.  I had gone from a hardcore overachiever (who had developed eating disorders as a result) to an apathetic underachiever who avoided making any sort of goals in my life.

In this week’s episode, Monica describes her own similar journey and how she has now found a middle ground: striving for “progress, not perfection.”  She gives us three takeaways to consider as we head into the New Year about how to set goals that will push us to improve while also helping us maintain our mental health.

 

1) Don’t think too much.

2) Make room for failure.

3) Make your goals visible.

 

Listen in as she and I dive into these principles and offer specific examples from our own lives as “recovering perfectionists.”

Packer Family

Show Notes

Monica’s website and podcast: About Progress.com

Her Intro episode that resonated so deeply with me: http://www.aboutprogress.com/2016/11/most-likely-to-be-talk-show-host.html

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002: Easy Ways to Capture Memories of Motherhood // Laura Webb

3 Easy Ways to Capture Memories of Motherhood // 3in30 Podcast for Moms

This week my little sister Laura Webb, a mother of two young children and a Chemistry and Math teacher–“not a writer!” she is quick to point out–will share her ideas for easy ways that we can fit record-keeping into our busy lives as moms.

Listen in as Laura details ideas for how to…

  • Use technology to help us capture memories
  • Find routine times or triggers to remind us to journal
  • Remember that something is better than nothing when it comes to documenting our lives

What are your best ideas for keeping records of your motherhood experience?  Please share them in the comments or on Instagram @3in30podcast.  We want to learn from you!

Webb Family // 3 in 30 Podcast

Show Notes

Chatbooks

Qeepsake: The Text Message Baby Journal

One-Sentence Journals on Amazon

How to Journal as a Busy Mom (Rachel’s article for Power of Moms)

Photography

Feature Image: Alexis Johnson Photography (Eagle River, Alaska)

Webb Family Photo: Brynmarae Photography  (Denver, Colorado)

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