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. Something I like to do and a different way to present crafts for you guys. Anyways, this is how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects.
I just recently started doing talk-over posts in which I show you the steps of a DIY project while talking about something. A topic that we can discuss with each other. Well, you can share anything in the comment below and what you want to talk about.
And today I decided to talk about how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects. And what are the things that will help to motivate yourself or to spike up the motivation to do a DIY craft or DIY project? Because you don’t have to craft to do DIY haha.
Even me. DIY projects and crafts are things that I should do. Sometimes I lack the motivation to do any DIY crafts, but I follow a process that helps me to overcome this and do any DIY projects/crafts. So I decided to share with you guys these tips and things on how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects
This is what will I be talking about in this post, and I hope you will find it helpful. Also, showing you guys the first few steps of making the decoration as I said earlier. But, I’m probably going to talk a bit about it in this post because it’s mostly about how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects
Also, I would like to know what is your plans for this year’s Valentine’s. 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 the topic “How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects” as many people keep saying that they don’t have the motivation to do DIY projects. And honestly, I go through it as well. This will be a reminder for me as well haha.
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 a few steps, you know. A DIY craft that I thought of doing but turned out something else, and it’s a cool wall decoration. When you see the final look, you will love it. By now, it should be on the blog already.
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. This way, the items that were used won’t be thrown and be a waste. Make sure that you find a way to solve it when you have unexpected things happen to you.
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. Because there are a lot of things that go into making a DIY project even if it’s for fun. But, this post talking about how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects will help you to make it easy for you
So we need to get the motivation to start one and finish it. And not only that but there are some things that you can do before starting one. Here is how to deal with DIY crafts fails and finish the DIY project. 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 too.
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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.
So the first thing to do is to gain the motivation to get rid of any distractions. Just focus on what you have to do. And in this case a DIY project. Remind yourself that you can watch or do that after it gets done. This way, you won’t get a lazy feeling cozy watching something haha.
I highly recommend doing that even with doing other things. This will be a good way to gain motivation. Don’t listen to any distractions. Well, some people like something in the background meanwhile working and you can play music or a podcast.
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. And this is how I decided to add this to the list of how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects.
Aside from what we are talking about. The decoration will require a few things, and one of them is a flat cardboard line/stick 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.
This is the first step in starting this project, and it is simple and quick. Also, the cardboard is a bit thick which is perfect to hold everything that I’m going to show in this post and the second part. Make sure to stay tuned until the end of this post. Also, read the second part of this to see the full finished look of it.
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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. Try to make yourself exciting to do whatever you want to do to push yourself and do it.
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. And that’s how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects.
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 it’s long. And it’s considered a reward for you working hard and making the project.
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 and motivate yourself. Even if you do it slowly, that would be fine. Sometimes it takes time to get motivated and start doing things. And that would help you with how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects or any crafts.
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. Just roll the paper and glue the end of it. As simple as that and you get yourself a column paper.
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. Also, this way, it’s stronger than line and firm.
I made like 10 of these and I’m going to use them all, and you will see in a minute how I’m going to use them. Continue reading to see it and read more of our topic on how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects.
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. One of the best ways to deal with that is to break it into easy steps.
Even if you start easy in a DIY project and later got to a difficult step, motivation starts fading away, and maybe you won’t bother to continue doing the project. So you will need to keep in mind that you will do it even if it seems impossible.
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.
Find an easy approach for the step or whatever you struggle to get done. Don’t freak out and think negatively because that will stop you from working on the DIY project. That will be a reason to destroy your motivation and never experience the fun of doing DIY crafts.
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So you need to trust and go with the process because 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.
For the last step of making the decoration. I’m going to glue the rolled papers(column paper) 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.
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. Tune in for the next part to see how it all went and what it looks like after doing the rest of the steps.
4. Don’t expect the results
Another one that really could destroy your motivation to finish the project. I decided to add to the list of How to motivate yourself to do DIY projects is the expectation. Never expect anything yet because you will never know how things will go. So expecting things will give you hope and excitement and when things don’t go as planned, you will be disappointed.
If I’m going, to be honest with you, I used to do this before. And I would rush to see the result and experience my imagination or expectation and when something goes wrong. Let me tell you, it won’t end up good for me and my motivation haha.
Just plan your project, and picture it in your mind but then start working on it right away without expecting to finish in a short time. Expecting it will turn out as you imagine. Because trust me, almost every time things might have to be changed and that will change what you expected at the beginning.
Enjoy the process and work to achieve your final look but if it didn’t work, you will be able to change some things and still get your finished imagination of the DIY project/craft. It will be so much because there is nothing to worry about this way.
You can draw in your mind what it would look like and during the process, keep imagining it just because it will help it make it as perfect as possible. Other than that, just make sure to do as planned and enjoy the process. When things happen, you will be mentally ready. This is how I usually do it now even though it gets a bit frustrating, I still get through it and finish the project.
5. Easy steps first if needed
If you are going to work on something will take time. Something a bit complicated. It will help you to stay motivated when you take the easy steps first. This way, you won’t feel stressed and things will go smoothly for you. Also, it will help you to push yourself and start crafting.
Well, it helps me a lot of times when I feel stressed. I needed that push to make me feel that I want to craft. So, I start with things that are easy to do. Things that are easily done with no to little effort. And you can work your way too difficult and more complicated steps.
There are a few steps that can be easily done. Every long DIY project should have it. Therefore, make sure to know which ones you can do easily. You can make them your start point if you haven’t started and things will get better as you keep crafting.
It will still depend on the type of crafts and materials. Because some of the ideas will have more complicated steps than the easy ones. So, you can choose the easiest one you can start with. And it’s should be easy to determine that.
And if you notice, I mention if needed. That is because sometimes it won’t be needed. You can just start any point and keep working on it. But if you need to be motivated. When you feel it’s difficult to choose the point. Then, you can choose the easy point and step to get started. The good DIY motivation you can practice.
6. Develop determination
Also, you will need to develop determination. And this has a different process. You will spend some time developing it as well. I will share some tips that can help you to achieve it. Things that can help you with this one. They are not so difficult to do.
One of the things that help to develop determination is reminding yourself why you started crafting. What is the reason for you to do that craft? When you keep reminding yourself. This is going to help you to develop DIY motivation as well.
Also, you might want to read about developing determination for crafts. There are tips on the internet that can help you. Don’t skip on it because you never know what you will get. Maybe you will get something that changes your DIY crafting.
The rest of the things on this list can help to maintain your determination. That is important to finish crafting. So, you might want to follow these and more things. It depends on what you are crafting. Steps will change from one craft to another.
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 helpful 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 rest of the DIY craft. The full and finished version of the valentine’s day wall decoration. Don’t forget to share your thoughts on today’s topic on how to motivate yourself to do DIY projects and the project.
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