I was asked this question inside my VIP FB group: “Kathy why is finishing things so hard to do?”
I thought I would share my answer with you…
Because the type of personality we have gets tired of things very quickly.
We get excited about starting, we like to finish but we don’t like what happens in the middle.
You have to trick yourself into finishing, and some projects are easier to trick ourselves into finishing up more than others.
Here is one example: When I paint, I make sure I paint the wall with the window on it first, that way by the time I’m done with the second wall and want to stop the first wall is dry and I can hang the curtains. That gives me the motivation back that I had when I began and I’m excited again.
Then I do the other wall and if I’m feeling like “I DON”T WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE!” I hang pictures on the second wall, that usually does it for me to get motivated again to continue and finish it up.
If you can’t get that trick to fit your project, then use a timer. Just set a timer for 15 minutes or 50 minutes and commit to keep going till the timer goes off no matter what. Then set the timer for a 15-minute break and then begin again setting a timer again, 15 minutes, 30 or 50 minutes.
If you set yourself up by doing what you needed to do before you did what you wanted to do (which in this case would be the project that you don’t want to finish now but were excited about getting started on) then the life you are living around your new project is comfortable, and with a comfortable life you can deal with continuing on with your project using the timer method.
If your home is a disaster around you before you began a new project, well, good luck with that… It is going to be really discouraging when you begin asking yourself why the hell you got started on it in the first place, and what felt like a good idea at first is going to feel like a torture chamber to keep on with.
If that happened, then do what you can to contain what you started. Put it on hold and get the house together, do the dishes, fold and put away the laundry that’s been sitting around. Get showered groomed and dressed (yes even if you are painting or if your project is something that would get you dirty) get your daily routine in place and then begin again…
And last but not least. Be your own mommy throughout it all!
Keep reminding yourself that you’re not alone and tell yourself why you began in the first place, get yourself excited again about it… and as Just Do It (anyway).
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