I have a problem starting things and not finishing them. For example, this post was meant for yesterday. Mhmm. I used to think everyone did this. Now I know better. You see, there are people out there that actually finish things right after they start them. This blows my mind. I still can’t quite understand it. Don’t you people get distracted? Don’t you like to let things simmer for a bit and think about it some more? Don’t you have a 9-month old climbing on top of you at all hours of the day?
Oh, you don’t? Weird.
I really do know some of these awe-inspiring people. My friend, Samantha, is a do-er. She will have an idea, get started, and then finish it within a day or two. It is unbelievable. And the worst part (for me) is that she does have a baby climbing all over her. I just don’t know how she does it.
One thing’s for sure, is that I procrastinate. I almost typed procraztinate. I kind of like that better. (changing title of post now) I get great ideas and get started, but the finishing part is much, much harder for me. Poor Jonah, I will not blame it on him. It really is my own fault. I get unsure of myself or I plan poorly and run out of time or I lose steam and push it off until the next day. Unfortunately, that next day ends up being weeks later, and I am stuck with a pile of unfinished projects.
I wouldn’t call myself a lazy person. I like to relax from time to time, but I’m not lazy. Getting things done is my high. Checking off lists is like a drug. Ask Josh, he will tell you all about it. So why do I struggle so much with actually finishing projects if I love the feeling of getting stuff done?
Yes. Let’s go with that!
Here I am. Putting it out there. I will finish these crazy, half-done, been-working-on-for-months projects. That’s what Samantha would do. And that is what I should do. I need that checking-off feeling again. I need to see progress in my home. Having a baby, being tired, and over-thinking will not hold me back. Here is my list:
- once pictures come in, start and finish photo art project that I talked about last week
- finish spray painting black frames for frame wall
- hang up black frames on frame wall
- finish painting blue desk for bedroom
- sand and stain oar for bathroom
- hang up wall art and oar in bathroom
Do you have any unfinished projects? Maybe this is the week to get’er done. Will you join me as I battle procraztination? I would love to hear all about it. Or maybe you are one of those super, amazing do-er people. Teach me. What are your tips and tricks?
This has inspired me a lot this week to get things done. Are all you Pinners out there on board?