Sometimes I stat a project and then procrastinate working on it…sometimes for weeks. That is what I have done with my latest embroidery project. I realized this week that the reason I have been procrastinating is that I really an not all that enthusiastic about it. So, after a little thought, I have decided to abandon the project and not feel guilty. It was just a mistake.
Giving ourselves permission to quit a project is one thing that many of us struggle with, especially if we have invested financially into the materials and even more so investing our energy.
I told my husband I was going to stop working on the embroidery project and he was surprised. We had a talk about how as we get older we cherish our free time and we are not obligated in any way to a hobby project we have started. It was liberating.
This morning I sat and looked at the things that have been on my “to do” list for a long time. The kinds of things that I had good intentions of working on but just sit there on the list like a BIG reminder that I am failing at crossing everything off. With fresh eyes I am feeling lighter and more empowered to get on with the projects that will energize and refresh me.
You know what? I am going to make a new “to do” list and be realistic and honest. Either it is something that I intend to get done this week or it isn’t.
I invite you to do the same with your projects and lists. Maybe it is a particular homeschool curriculum selection that isn’t working for you or a hobby that takes too much time at this point in your life. Give yourself permission to remove it from your list if your interests or passions have changed.
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