No one Is Perfect


Been on Instagram? Watched YouTube? Following your favourite productivity guru or minimalist on some social media channel or other? Find it all looks so perfect and you are about to give up on your life organising journey? Because how can you possibly compete with Don who does 5 hours of exercise, eats healthy with every meal and has a perfectly clutter-free kitchen. Please, don’t give up, hang on in there! Things aren’t perfect for those bloggers and YouTubers, even if they seem so to the outsider.

Think about it anyone who has a social media account, blog or YouTube channel where they talk about a specific topic will want to present themselves in a good light. A wardrobe organiser on Instagram won’t show you her unsorted socks or a person giving study tips won’t talk about not being in a study mood. I follow a young woman named Ruby on YouTube and in her videos she seems to be forever studying and reading more books a week than most people do in a year, but I am sure she has days where she doesn’t feel like leaving her bed and binge watches Netflix.

These people aren’t perfect, they will have off days just like the rest of us. But that’s not the point of their online presence. They want to present themselves in a favourable light, who wants to show their insecurities and weaknesses to the outside world?

To prove my point, I will show you the current state of my flat. (Picture below). I have builders in and below you can see my living room. Not something I would put on Instagram or promote on my blog, but yes, I am human. I am not some robot that is clean and organised 24/7.

So don’t feel bad if your house isn’t perfect nobody’s is, whatever you think. Don’t compare yourself to others, you are not them. Your life and circumstances are different. Your level of tidiness is what is right for you, what you can realistically achieve and not what is right for a YouTube presenter. I for one have no husband and no kids; my aims and standards will be different to those of a mum with 10 kids or a disabled person unable to walk.