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How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects

(Last Updated On: April 4, 2021)

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the second post of the week. In today’s post, I’m going to share with you the first part of a valentine’s day decoration. However, it will be a talk-over post. This is how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects.

I just recently started doing talk-over posts in which I show you steps of a DIY project while talking about something.

And today I decided to talk about things that will help to motivate yourself or to spike up the motivation to do something.

Even me. DIY projects are things that I should do. Sometimes I lack the motivation to do something, but I follow a process that helps me to overcome this and do any DIY projects.

This is what will I be talking about in this post, and I hope you will find it useful. Also, showing you guys the first few steps of making the decoration as I said earlier.

Also, I would like to know what is your plans for this year’s valentine. Do you guys decorate the house and celebrate or is it just a random and causal day? I’m curious and I want to know. Let me know in the comments.

How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects

So this post will be two in one haha. Well, I wanted this one to be part one of the decoration. But I also want to talk about this topic as many people keep saying that they don’t have the motivation to do projects.

I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about it and share the valentine’s day decoration. Talk-over post while showing you few steps, you know.

So before talking about the topic. The decoration will be a wall valentine’s day decoration. I didn’t mean to make it if I’m going, to be honest. But in the middle of the process, the picture kinda went from what I wanted to perfect for valentine’s day hahaha.

So I decided why not to dedicate it and keep it going as a wall decoration for valentine haha.

And the second and main part of this post. Is the motivation to make DIY projects. I’m going to be honest, as it seems fun, sometimes it’s difficult to start and finish it haha. If that makes sense.

So we need to get the motivation to start one and finish it. Because sometimes we get stuck or things get ruined and have to do all over again. I’m going to share my method of dealing with this.

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We all know that when something feels like we have to do it. Any distraction will take us away from it. Whether watching movies or videos or anything in general that is not doing the thing that we have to do.

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So first thing to do to gain the motivation to get rid of any distraction. Just focus on what you have to do. And in this case which a DIY project. Remind yourself that you can watch or do that after it gets done.

I highly recommend doing that even with doing other things. This will be a good way to gain motivation. Don’t listen to any distraction.

For me, I used to escape doing projects and just go watch videos and over time, it became heavy doing anything which then I figured out. Then, I decided to get rid of any distractions and just focus on a clear path to finish the project.

The cardboard line. How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects

Aside from what we are talking about. The decoration will require few things, and one of them is a flat cardboard line as shown in the picture above. That is missing the white layer which I will add, but it will be at the bottom of the decoration.

The cardboard with the white layer. How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects

This is the first step in starting this project and it simple and quick. Also, the cardboard is a bit thick which perfect to hold everything that I’m going to show in this post and the second part.

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This is not limited to DIY projects, but also anything in life. Reminding yourself of the good results and things that will come out at the end will help to gain motivation.

Also, looking at the positive side of things will be an incentive to help gain motivation. For a DIY project, whether a decoration or a useful item, seeing it looking good and getting compliments from other people when they see it. Just makes me want to keep doing more.

Useful projects that help you, and make things easier. Just when you remind yourself that, it will help to gain motivation to get the energy to finish the project even if its long.

Any incentive and positive side of the project or why you do it and things like that. Just keep reminding yourself and don’t bring yourself down so you can get things done.

Rolled paper. How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects

And for the decoration, the second item or required thing will be a paper column in the shape of a cylinder. That is easy and quick to do. Which just roll the paper and glue the end of it.

It’s optional and you can make it a flat paper line, but I thought it would look new this way. However, you have to make sure that it’s rolled very tight otherwise, will not look good at the end.

Many of the rolled paper.

I made like 10 of these which I’m going to use them all, and you will see in a minute how I’m going to use them.

3-Break it into steps

There is nothing that can destroy or bring the motivation down other than seeing and thinking of something it’s difficult or impossible. As soon as it comes into our mind, we lose motivation to even try.

Even if you start easy in a DIY project and later got to a difficult step, motivation fading away, and maybe you won’t bother to continue doing the project.

I always break it into steps and if the step takes long or seems impossible. Then, I repeat the same process until it becomes easy. And to a point, for me to start easy. Even if I’m in a middle of a project, I sit back and just try to go through the project until I reach an easy point and break it into steps until I manage to get it done.

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So it becomes easy, but it takes time to finish hahaha. The rule of how to finish and do the difficult stuff. For example, the long and complicated DIY projects in my case, you know.

The first step of getting the decoration together. How

For the last step of making the decoration. I’m going to glue the rolled papers on the cardboard from earlier. And as you can see in the picture above. It becomes square-shaped with emptiness in the middle haha.

Don’t worry, that’s why I made a lot of them as I said earlier. I’m going to glue each one of them on the left and right sides.

The rolled paper glued to the cardboard.

In the end, it will look like this. I know I messed with the gluing part, but that doesn’t matter as long as it glued well from the sides.

I was doing well from the top to bottom, but it got messy at the bottom a little bit haha. That won’t affect the last picture which will be revealed in the next part. It will look better.

Conclusion of How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects

Well, this is it for How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects. And I hope you found something useful and can help you in some way as it helped me. I appreciate you reading until this point. Thank you so much

Also, I can’t wait to share with you. The full and finished version of the valentine’s day wall decoration. Don’t forget to share your thoughts on today’s topic and the project.

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35 thoughts on “How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects”

  1. This is a very helpful post for me because I need motivation when it comes to DIY! Thanks for breaking it down into smaller parts for me!

  2. This is a really helpful post and these are some great suggestions for people who are struggling or putting off a DIY project. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I’m really bad at making art, and I admit DIY projects are very hard for me to do but this post is very much helpful! Thanks for sharing these great tips! xx

  4. Motivation is key! And that’s probably my biggest problem when it comes to doing things like this. I love posts like this – super useful and so relevant, particularly now as I seem to have more time on my hands since working from home haha! Thanks for sharing 😀

  5. Useful projects that help you, and make things easier. I think this sentence that you mentioned is the bedrock of DIY projects. I guess it is like a positive addiction to keep on doing DIY once we get into this aspect of self-inspiration

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