Thursday, December 11, 2014

Getting Past Pinterest Perfect

So, I was sharing with some of my friends just the other day my thought process in doing nice things for others. This is literally how it goes...

I should say 'hi' to my neighbor.
You know what I should really do, I should make some sort of homemade gift. 
I should make her some of that all-natural cleaner that I make.
Oh, that means I should probably go to the Health Foods store to get more essential oils. 
Do I really feel like dragging all three littles in with me?
I am envisioning many broken small glass bottles of oil puddling on the tile floor in aisle three. 
Oh, you know what,  Dan has the extra car seat in his car at work.
I guess I'll have to go some other time. 

And so, I just don't do anything.

Does this sound familiar to you? It sounds so hilarious/neurotic when you say it out loud, does it not?! It reminds me of those children's books, If you give a Moose a Muffin! 

My question is, how do you combat this sort of analytical paralysis. How do we move forward and skip the homemade gift and literally just say 'hi' to our neighbor?

Not that homemade all-natural cleaner is not totally awesome....