When I named this blog Shameless Hacking I don't think I realized the therapeutic affect it would have on my mental health. I expected this blog to be about technology and life hacks. So far the life hacks are winning out. I am beginning to recognize the hacks I've pulled off pretty well. In the process, I've begun to diminish the need for perfectionism. Why would anyone care to know about this? If you are a perfectionist, you may want to hail your imperfect moments as "good enough" and see how good it feels.
Wikipedia explains a life hack in the following way:
"anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way might be called a life hack"
Solving an everyday problem can be daunting task for those who are perfectionists. But if you look at it as a life hack, it really comes off as something that's clever, rather than a problem that must be solved perfectly. I've always been overly concerned about the perfect solution to any problem whether it be a technical or life problem.
With life hacks, an imperfect solution can now be classified as "clever" which I am perfectly happy with.