Do you have unfinished objects or projects (otherwise known as UFOs) in a stash somewhere? Projects that you start but never seem to get around to finishing?
I have had my fair share of UFOs – knitted scarfs, cross stitch projects, crochet vests. I still have some. One day I’ll finish them. Sound familiar? Meanwhile, I’m starting and finishing other projects.
At present my crochet hook is busy making something big. So big that it’s testing my resolve to finish it. But I’m going to finish it. Do you want to know what I’m doing to make sure I finish it?
I feel how amazing it’s going to be once it’s finished.
I see myself using it, how it will look in my home. How it’s going to make me smile when I see it, how my family is going to love it!
This always motivates me to keep making, and gives me the drive to keep going.
You don’t need to finish everything you start.
Sometimes I just can’t find the joy in finishing a project. No matter how much I try I just can’t imagine how good it’s going to be when it’s done.
Falling out of love with projects is okay. It happens, and I like to think that there’s a bigger reason why. Maybe someone else is meant to finish it, or maybe I’m moving onto bigger and better things.
When you start to feel like you “have” to finish something, or you always seem to make everything else first, then it’s time to let it go. Send them to the Op Shop, or why not do a craft declutter and sell them at Craft Swap?
It always feels good to let go of things that no longer bring you joy!
With love, Lynda.