Constantly ticking boxes, living by rules that you made yourself. Can be quite suffocating!
One of my clients is someone like that. She wants to do everything perfectly, she can’t relax until everything is done. So she runs through the day, ticks every box she meets and then finally goes to bed, exhausted but satisfied with herself because she did it all… Well, she didn’t sit down with her daughter to have some tea together and she didn’t meet with a friend because she was too busy, but hey, she did tick every box!
But this satisfaction doesn’t last very long, because next day it all starts over again. The thing is that it’s never all done, is it? There’s always something that needs attention, could be cleaned/fixed, whatever.
Ask yourself what is really important for me? Does this ticking boxes day after day after day really make me happy in the long term?