Hi, my name is Taylor and I’m an imperfect perfectionist.
I feel like I’m not where I should be in life; it’d be fair to say I’ve set the bar for myself pretty high. Which is fine, except that I’ve strayed so far from my own ideals to the point where I hardly recognize myself — I’ve grown so accustomed to failing that I keep making rationalizations for lowering the bar again and again.
My past attempts at making my way over the bar resulted in many failures, probably because I couldn’t see the bar from where I was standing, let alone jump over it. After some reflection, I’ve decided to try to work on things a little bit at a time. I looked at my largest accomplishment, getting sober, as a model for how I should approach the changes I’d like to make in my life. In order to make my way over the bar and accomplish my goals, I need to go about things incrementally. This is where my incremental self-improvement journey begins.
Little bit by little bit, things get done
One of my goals is to get back into writing, so I’ve decided to share my trials and tribulations at becoming the best I can be at whatever it is I’m trying to do, even if it’s just restoring my own sanity (I’m still working on that one).
Disclaimer: None of the advice on my website is meant to, nor should it ever, replace the guidance of a professional. I suffer from PTSD, depression, and anxiety and am actively seeing a therapist and psychiatrist as a support system. If you feel hopeless or like you’re losing control, PLEASE seek the help of a professional. You can still call it self-improvement even if you have a support system in place. Need help but don’t know where to start? I will be more than happy to help you find resources in your area, send me a message!
For those of you who’d like to quit drinking but need some accountability or external motivation to get you going, I have launched my own online sobriety coaching service, Coached by Taylor. Using mindfulness, self-care, productivity, and accountability as the foundation of my coaching, I help guide anyone wanting to get sober to achieve lasting sobriety. The coaching takes place via emails, instant messages, and phone calls (which are optional, but are a great supplemental tool).