Escaping the Trap of Half-Finished Projects and Stressful Clutter
The trap of half-finished projects creates stress for those who live with you and yourself. The clutter caused by these things invading your living space also causes stress to build up. There are ways to escape this trap.
The trap of half-finished projects creates stress for those who live with you and yourself. Remember those works in-progress you started enthusiastically but have soon abandoned because of lost interest in the project or the lack of focused time. Their the ones that are cluttering up your dining room table, bedroom floor, backyard, den, garage, or other living spaces. Those half-finished projects are getting in everyone’s ways as well. The clutter caused by these things invading your living space also causes stress to build up. There are ways to escape this trap.
It is time to get your freedom back and escape room this trap of half-finished projects forever!
You have several options to escape this stressful trap.
First, you can resolve to finish them. If there are projects that are applicable to getting help from others, get help! Ask a few friends over and have a project-finishing afternoon, server coffee and snacks. The job will be done quickly and with less stress then you can ever imagine. Besides, you will have the company of others to make the escape from this trap a lot of fun.
Second, you can haul them completely out of sight. This of course is a bit of procrastination. While it is true, that the clutter is cleaned up, the trap of unfinished- projects is still there. You could move some of the projects and label the boxes with a priority label and a time line for completion. By putting this task on your monthly to-do-list they may be out of sight but they are still an active issue, you are on the road to escaping the trap.
Third, you can throw them out altogether. Perhaps a few projects fall into this category. They may be projects that are not really worth finishing or the items needed to finish the project are too difficult to get. What about the obvious, you may not really like the project anymore. Throwing them out is a stress and mind clearing activity. Just understand that you may have a little guilt feelings about scuttling the project. Let the feeling happen and then let it go as quickly as you felt it.
The traps of unfinished projects are stressful, to you and those around you. They are constantly, nettling reminders of a failure to get it done. Nevertheless, escape the trap by getting help to finish a project or relocating the more important or most interesting projects, will reduce your level of stress. When you chose to throw the unnecessary projects away, you get the feeling of freedom that reducing all that clutter can give.
Finally, the next time you start something be sure to have the time and resolve to finish it. You then will enjoy the stress-releasing contentment of a project fully completed.