30 Days to Happiness: Finish What You Start

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procrastination3FThere it is. . .looming in the darkness ahead of you. You can’t see it, but you know it is out there lurking in the shadows. It is nagging at you, calling you. . .louder. . .louder. . .LOUDER. “Finish me, finish me, finish me.” it’s one of your unfinished projects calling you again. Will they never leave you alone?

“Quiet!” you say. I will finish you later. I don’t want to do it now. I want to do something else, something fun or relaxing. It will still be there when I’m ready to do it. Now it’s LOUDER again. There’s only one way to stop this incessant, annoying, nagging voice. Get it behind you. You’ll be so much happier when you see the finished product. It will encourage you to finish another one, and another one. You will find yourself getting happier and more confident with each one. Finish it and then relax and have some fun.

What unfinished projects do you have on your “to do” list? Can you work on one a little every day until you get it done? Or tell us about a project you have finished and how that made you feel. We need all of the encouragement we can get!

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6 Responses

  1. i can feel the breeze, i will be singing while walking, i even will be smile on my own without any reason, when i have reached a daily target. but what if i haven’t done a assignment that i should have done, well, i am sure the sun would never has shone on me that day.

  2. Thanks for this thoughtful post. As someone who’s turned procrastination into a major part of my life, I’m thankful for the reminder to just get on and finish it.

  3. I need to finish my book! And my book proposal! I thought I was done, then I got some feedback from an editor, and well, there ya’ go. Back to work! There’s always something unfinished in my life. 🙂

  4. I constantly have at least one unfinished project. Housework, a blog project, editing my cookbook for paperback publishing… there’s ALWAYS something to do! But you’re right, it feels so very good to get it done. I love checking things off a to-do list. 🙂

  5. I’m pretty good about finishing projects eventually; I don’t take too much on and try to finish before starting something else. The worst unfinished project we have is decluttering hubby’s parents’ home that he inherited after they passed and we moved into with all their stuff. Three years later we still are trying to declutter it all (I would have had it done sooner, but since its not technically my stuff I have to wait until he’s ready to do so before we start the cycles of decluttering we’ve been doing.)


    • Now that could be frustrating when you can’t control the finishing. I joined a group around the time Lent started called 40 bags in 40 days. It’s amazing the motivation that comes when they show the before and after photos. You can find the group on Facebook. A lot of girls report getting their family involved. One gal posted today a picture of 74 bags she had gotten through decluttering. Salvation Army was scheduled for pickup. Check it out, you just might get your husband motivated. Glad you visited my site. I’m temporarily stuck on my “H is for Hawaii,” so I must finish it!

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