I have had ADHD my whole life. It affects many aspects of my mental process, but perhaps its most insidious incarnation is paralytic perfectionism. It is a heavy burden to bear, when every success seems to set me back and into depression, because every success makes me think that this is it. This is the best I’ll ever do, it’s all downhill from here.
So to combat this, I wrote a prayer that I intend to say every day:
Our Mother in Heaven,
I beseech thee;
Send me a spirit of sacred imperfection.
A seither of messy work and “good enough.”
Let praise elate rather than bind me,
Mistakes teach rather than deter me.
May the words flow in a raging torrent,
May I be free to do what I am called to do.
Let a bad day be no obstacle to creativity.
Let my words flow like a river.
In the Name of God, Creator, Liberator, and Sustainer,