Sometimes, an hour is all it takes.
The idea of Project CPR originated on Sunday morning during breakfast while I was
complaining relaying to my husband that I have so many project to do but never seem to have enough time/motivation/grit. Some of these projects have yet to be started, like some of my cruise-wear, others I’m actively working on, and *I shudder to relay to you* that the bulk of my projects are languishing on chairs or in boxes, just waiting for that final step to complete.
I have dresses that need zippers installed, hems that need to be hemmed, knitting projects that need to be seamed-up, minor alterations to undertake on store bought clothing, and even simply buttons that need to be replaced. The bulk of my projects only need 1-2 hours to be completed yet they remain hibernating, waiting for me to revitalize them.
What keeps me from finishing these projects is…… myself. I’m continuously moving forward, not backwards, and the projects that get put on hold remain so until I get some *extra* motivation to do so. And let me be the first to tell you this doesn’t happen all that often, hence the number of items that need some CPR.
The items below are some, but not all, of the projects of mine that are in some state of progress.
How Project CPR Works:
You find that one project that has been sitting for far to long and devote one hour to completing it.
Sound simple? It is simple! Just one hour is all it takes. :)
With the holidays fast approaching, we’re going to be getting wrapped up in the next office party, what has to be baked or cooked, who’s going to which parent’s house & during which days, which gift to give whom, etc. Our time is going to get sucked up into the happy-holiday-vortex and we’ll end up setting aside whatever it was that we were doing. This is why all I’m asking for is an hour of your time, and you get so much back in return.
Instead of continuing to feel guilty with not doing that one-last-step on your project, you get to feel any of the following:
- A sense of accomplishment
And as an added bonus, you’ll be in a better state of mind to tackle the next challenge that gets thrown your way. Creating things always puts me in a zen-state and I always feel better afterwards. And I bet you’ll even want to tackle the next unfinished project on your list now that you’re on a roll.
So why not take an hour, just for yourself, to work on one item in your stash that you’ve been wanting to address and finish it?!
What’s even better than all of that: The older the project the better!
What’s great about tackling an old project is the sheer amount of time that it has been sitting. I bet you were frustrated when you set it aside or it just wasn’t turning out how you wanted it to. Chances are you have some new knowledge and experience under your belt after all this time that you could finish it superbly if you looked at it again.
Don’t forget to visit the Project CPR Page to get the full scoop on how to participate & share, along with buttons for your blogs.
Let’s get some grit girls and do it: Project CPR.